Search
Close this search box.

USAID/Mexico ProIntegridad Activity

Strengthening Mexico’s business and investment environment through improved governance and business practices and enhanced coalitions that drive transparency and integrity.

Context

Mexico has the 15th largest economy in the world and the second largest economy in Latin America after Brazil. Corruption continues to be one of the main obstacles to doing businesses in Mexico and one of the country’s most pressing challenges, impacting Mexicans of all ages, genders, and races, with outsized effects on the poor and vulnerable, including women. In addition to weakening democratic norms and citizen trust in government, corruption undermines direct foreign investment and commercial linkages and undercuts the financial and business environments.

The recent entry into force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) provides both a promising framework to govern the trade and investment environment in Mexico and a means for USAID to support concrete Government of Mexico commitments in the areas of anti-corruption, integrity, and transparency.

This project builds on Dexis’ five years of experience implementing anti-corruption activities in Mexico through the USAID Transparency Rapid Response Project (2016-2022).

Approach

The purpose of ProIntegridad is to strengthen Mexico’s business and investment environment through improved governance and business practices and enhanced coalitions that drive transparency and integrity. Dexis will use a cross-cutting open business approach – in line with the stated resolutions and purposes of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – to strengthen the Government of Mexico, private sector, and civil society’s capacity and commitment to promote a fair, transparent, and competitive business environment that attracts greater investment and drives economic growth. The activity aims to create multistakeholder connections, coalitions, and practices that can help cement open business norms and improve the business and investment ecosystem in Mexico.

Achievements

  • Improve oversight, regulatory, and procurement processes of Government of Mexico (Objective 1)
  • Strengthen and expand private sector integrity practices (Objective 2)
  • Expand multi-stakeholder partnerships and constructive citizen engagement (Objective 3)