USAID supports Mexico’s competitiveness-related priorities as outlined in the Government of Mexico's National Development Plan, promoting the systemic reforms that will ultimately result in increased private investment, sustained economic growth, and the generation of employment opportunities for Mexico’s young people.
USAID supports the Government of Mexico's efforts to achieve a low-carbon future by focusing on low emissions development strategies and on specific mitigation efforts in both the energy use and the forestry, land-use and land-use change sectors. Recognizing global climate change as a policy priority for Mexico and the United States, USAID/Mexico has programmed a total of USD$43 million since 2010 under President Obama’s Global Climate Change Initiative with the Government of Mexico as its principal partner.
USAID’s initiatives work to advance the protection of human rights and prevent abuses by supporting Government of Mexico and civil society efforts on protection, outreach, and awareness. USAID promotes the incorporation of human rights-based approaches into federal- and state-level policies, and facilitates dialogue and engagement between the Government of Mexico and civil society on human rights issues.
In 2008, the Government of Mexico approved a constitutional reform mandating the nation-wide adoption of a new adversarial criminal justice system in the country. Falling under the broader bilateral Merida Initiative, USAID’s current rule of law initiatives total approximately USD$94 million and are focused on supporting the Government of Mexico, civil society, and other legal institutions to transition to the new oral, adversarial criminal justice system at both the federal and state levels by 2016.
USAID supports the Government of Mexico’s efforts to improve citizen security through the development and testing of prevention models that mitigate the community-level impacts of crime and violence.
Last updated: October 29, 2014