Supporting the Policy Enabling Environment for Development

Quarterly Report FY17 Q3 April 01 – June 30, 2017


The Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development (SPEED+) activity is a four-year, $37.2 million project funded by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission in Mozambique (USAID/Mozambique) which runs from August 26, 2016 through August 25, 2020. SPEED+ is designed to create a business enabling environment to attract investment, expand markets, and reduce costs, thus contributing to broad-based and inclusive economic growth and conservation of natural resources in Mozambique. SPEED+ provides technical assistance and capacity-building to improve public-private policy dialogue; improve the policy environment for agriculture, trade, power, water, and biodiversity governance; and to strengthen the implementation of government policies and regulations.  SPEED+ seeks to support economic and structural policy reforms across four components: (1) agriculture, (2) trade, business enabling environment, (3) power, water, and (4) biodiversity conservation. SPEED+ promotes improved fiscal transparency, tax policy and economic and environmental governance across all aspects of its programming. The project supports multiple global initiatives including the Feed the Future (FTF) Presidential Initiative, Trade Africa, the USAID Biodiversity Policy, the U.S. National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking, and Power Africa.


This Quarterly Report covers the period from April 01, 2017 through June 30, 2017.  It is organized in two main sections: (1) Technical Activities and (2) Management and Administration.  Section 1 is organized by component and generally follows the structure of the Year 1 work plan to enable reporting against work plan activities.  Annex 1 provides a summary of capacity building and outreach activities and Annex 2 provides a summary of M&E indicators.