DT Global’s Economic Growth practice works with the public and private sectors to champion policies that transform communities while increasing sustainable economic opportunities.
Equitable economic growth can improve lives, drive development, and alleviate poverty. DT Global’s Economic Growth practice champions policies that transform the economic environment at the local, regional, and national levels while creating sustainable economic opportunities for communities and businesses. Sound economic policy is key to enterprise productivity and business competitiveness. Combined with effective infrastructure, a strong legal framework, and well-functioning markets, strong policy creates an environment that spurs private enterprise growth and expands employment opportunities. Supporting both the public and private sectors, DT Global’s services span a broad range of technical areas, from enterprise development and economic governance, to trade and market expansion, to the creation of a stronger business enabling environment.
SEED provides technical support to business service providers, entrepreneurs, and micro, small, and medium enterprises in Egypt to help develop new business ideas, strengthen essential business development services, introduce new financial tools, and enhance financial literacy and management. Economic growth will be achieved by improving access to essential financing, information, and technology; reducing bureaucratic procedures; addressing policies that impact ease of doing business; and expanding and improving public one-stop shops responsible for business registration and licensing.
In the South Pacific region, challenges like climate change, population growth, and an increasingly competitive international trade environment make it imperative that development opportunities are improved and the region becomes economically secure. PHAMA+ is designed to help Pacific Island Countries better manage and utilize opportunities to export primary products, including fish and forestry products. The program is opening and protecting market opportunities and increasing exports of primary products. In turn, this contributes to increased economic growth and improved rural livelihoods.
BLP seeks to strengthen the local business advisory market in the Pacific Islands through professional development of Pacific-based business advisors. Our team provides our partners with the tools and support needed to deliver quality services required by small-medium enterprises (SMEs) and to incentivize SMEs to use these services through a program-funded subsidy.
Using a systems-based approach, BLP is working with local partners in Vanuatu, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and Samoa to promote the support networks available to SMEs and help them access appropriate and affordable business advisory services.
The main shortcoming of the Algerian economy is its heavy dependency on hydrocarbons—oil and gas account for 97% of their exports. Through DIVECO 2, we assist the European Union in diversifying the economy with a particular focus on supporting the development of the fisheries and aquaculture sector. The project supports the Ministry of Fishing and Fishery Resources in three ways: 1. Strengthening the supervision and management of public institutions; 2. Promotion and development of the fish market industry; and 3. Capacity building of professional organizations, such as the Chambers of Fishing and Aquaculture.
In cooperation with National Business Initiative and the European Union, we’re addressing South Africa’s recurring challenges in the fields of poverty, unemployment, and inequality reduction. Our team is providing institutional support to the government as they aim to reach a unemployment rate under 14% by 2020. Additional project goals include supporting active labor market policy interventions for the unemployed (especially those targeting women and youth); analysis, monitoring and advice on small business promotion, informal sector development, labor market trends, and wage determination; and activities promoting education and skills development to increase employability.