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Economic Growth

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.

We support locally-driven, market-oriented solutions to build enterprise, promote sound policies, and capitalize on opportunities for lasting change and sustainable economic growth.

DT Global’s technical assistance programs strengthen regulatory systems, reform public administration, and modernize financial sectors by establishing and enforcing critical market-supporting institutions. Our economic governance specialists provide capacity building services to government institutions, including economy and finance ministries, treasury offices, tax and auditing departments, national statistics institutes, and export and investment bodies.

DT Global works with the private sector - including small and medium-sized enterprises around the globe to increase private sector growth, enhance competitiveness, and encourage economic participation. We provide tailored solutions to promote an enabling business environment and regulatory reform, enhance SME development and competitiveness, promote cluster development and value chains, and support entrepreneurship and innovation. We help firms become more productive through value-enhancing supply chains, greater compliance with international trade standards, and improved access to business support services and financial resources - enabling them to improve efficiency, access new markets, and increase profitability.

DT Global works with development partners and governments on their integration into the international and regional trading and investment system. Our team champions policy and legislative reforms, procedural and technical improvements, and capacity development to ensure long-term sustainability. Our experts specialize in trade facilitation and export promotion, trade policy, negotiation, implementation and monitoring of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements (free trade agreements, association agreements, and economic partnership agreements), foreign investment, quality infrastructure, and technical barriers to trade. We advise governments on compliance with international standards and international trade agreements in order to achieve greater connection of markets, strengthen market linkages, and expand export and investment opportunities across sectors.

DT Global works to improve the social and economic well-being of people living in rural areas of the world, through the development of the agriculture sector and economic activities that increase and diversify sources of income and sustain livelihoods. Our team collaborates with local stakeholders to develop and implement programs that foster enterprise growth, employment, and stability. Our work provides assistance for farmers and entrepreneurs, implements cash-for-work community infrastructure initiatives, and delivers vocational education programs that teach critical skills to vulnerable groups. We work with local partners to remove barriers to economic participation, rehabilitate critical market-supporting infrastructure, promote a business enabling environment, and build administrative capacity to manage change. We support land management and reform, agriculture policy, development of agricultural value chains and access to markets, extension services, smart agriculture, livestock development, fisheries and aquaculture, and nutrition and food security programs.

Tourism and culture are two important sources of economic growth for many developing countries. DT Global is experienced in the design and implementation of strategic plans and programs to improve tourism promotion, support the development of creative industries as a source of employment generation and economic diversification, and preserve cultural heritage around the world. Our team supports the development of creative industries such as visual art, cinema, music, theatre and handcrafts. We cooperate with stakeholders and local communities to protect and promote cultural diversity and foster intercultural dialogue.

Our Work

Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (SEED)
Location: Egypt
Client: USAID

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.

Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA+)
Location: Pacific Region, Australia
Client: Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

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.

Business Link Pacific (BLP)
Location: Vanuatu, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Samoa
Client: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)

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.

Technical Assistance to the Programme to Support Economic Diversification – Fisheries Sector (DIVECO 2)
Location: Algeria
Client: European Commission

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.

Capacity Building Programme for Employment Promotion
Location: South Africa
Client: European Commission

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.