The ENGINE project will increase private sector investment leading to inclusive, broad-based economic growth in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT). MEDA will be responsible to facilitate the growth and capacity building of a sustainable market for business development service (BDS) providers, resulting in at least 60 BDS providers becoming sustainable.
MEDA will support the breadth of BDS services through the development of an eVoucher platform. ENGINE will also employ smart incentives to encourage BDS providers to work with women and youth-owned small-medium entrepreneurs (SMEs). Finally, MEDA will leverage the expertise of 24 North American-based business experts as volunteers in Tanzania.
Project Quick Facts
Goal: Increase private sector investment leading to inclusive, broad-based economic growth in the SAGCOT
Reach: 60 BDS providers
Geography: SAGCOT (Mbeya, Morogoro, Iringa, Zanzibar)
Funding: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Project Length: 2016 - 2020
Lead Partner: International Executive Service Corps (IESC)