Development issues in Mexico have a direct impact on the United States. The countries’ shared 2,000-mile border features an enormous disparity of wealth from one side to the other, yet the countries also share deep economic and cultural links. Similarly, economic and social stresses elsewhere in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean tend to reverberate across borders.
Building on our lengthy history in the region, the dynamic DAI team in Mexico City has attracted a growing roster of clients that includes Mexico’s local and federal governments, the private sector, and international donors. They have done innovative work in environmentally sustainable tourism, the application of information and communication technology for development, and most notably in the extension of critical financial services to underserved populations.
Indeed, before the Mexico City office was officially launched in 2009, its core staff earned acclaim for their work that expanded financial services to entrepreneurs and small businesses in rural Mexico; services that, in turn, delivered hundreds of thousands of new clients for the participating banks. Our ongoing fiscal reform work in El Salvador has likewise been praised for increasing the country’s tax revenues, without raising rates, and improving its budgeting.
Since DAI’s founding in 1970, our employee owners have combined technical excellence with cultural sensitivity to design and implement smart, sustainable development programs. Our office in Mexico City draws on this heritage–and on DAI’s history of rigorous and accountable project management–as it supports the development needs and emerging development leaders of Mexico and the region.