Supporting the Policy Enabling Environment for Development


As part of the Country Development Cooperation Strategy, USAID/Mozambique aims to increase private sector-led economic growth and access to quality social services, while conserving natural resources and promoting transparent and accountable government.

To achieve these ambitious goals, the Supporting the Policy Enabling Environment for Development (USAID SPEED) Project, which runs from 2021-2025, supports policy reform and implementation, which will improve the country’s business enabling environment and will enhance the role of the private sector in agriculture, trade, power, biodiversity, and health. 

The SPEED Project will also support policy reform and implementation that strengthens economic governance and public financial management, and enhances the role of civil society, supporting Mozambique’s ability to plan, manage, and finance its own development as part of a long-term journey to self-reliance. 

The SPEED Project is implemented by DAI Global, LLC in cooperation with Nathan Associates, Thirdway Africa, Visualst, Thinkwell and a series of other partners from across the Government of Mozambique, the private sector, and civil society.   

The specific outcomes of this multi-sector policy reform activity include contributing to: 

  • Broad-based economic growth with special reference to the agriculture sector; 
  • Increase in quality jobs for Mozambique’s large cohort of 18-35 year-olds; 
  • New opportunities for the country’s private sector in health service and energy provision; and 
  • A government sector that is viewed as a trusted, transparent, inclusive and supportive partner in the pursuit of a better future for the Mozambican population. 
  • A country that is better prepared to manage extractive revenues transparently and effectively, in ways that improve social services and foster broad-based economic opportunities. 

The activity will build on previous policy reform efforts supported by USAID in coordination with other donor partners. However, this activity will shift from an emphasis on policy formulation to increased attention on policy implementation. This requires supporting government institutions, private sector associations and civil society in developing both the political will and the technical capacities to mutually reinforce each other through collaborative and innovative initiatives, while at the same time providing the necessary checks and balances to facilitate the evolution of a sound business enabling environment.