Type of SupportGeneral Support/Organization
This renewal grant would allow IMCO to continue to conduct its broadly influential national, state, and municipal competitiveness indices, which serve as tools for identifying the policy interventions that will be most effective for improving Mexico’s economic competitiveness and development. IMCO’s strategy is to present rigorous empirical data and analysis that fill information gaps; override ideological, dogmatic positions taken by Mexican power brokers; and break partisan gridlock among decisionmakers. This work fits squarely in our strategic framework—to build knowledge for development in Mexico—and is also significant for the Foundation’s interest in advancing public budget transparency and accountability there. By clearly linking competitiveness with transparency and accountability, IMCO enhances Mexico’s ability to attract investment and raise levels of per capita income and social development, and its budget transparency advocacy reaches a segment of Mexican stakeholders (the private sector and political elite) that other Foundation transparency and accountability grantees generally do not.
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
The Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO) is a nonpartisan think tank specializing in policy analysis and evidence-based advocacy to improve Mexico’s institutional framework for economic growth and accountable governance. IMCO is working to narrow its policy research toward three main goals: effective public institutions, inclusive society, and a competitive economy. The organization provides policymakers with evidence to make more informed decisions and citizens with information to monitor the implementation of public policies and spending. (Strategy: Inclusive Governance)
for general operating support
The Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO) is a nonpartisan think tank specializing in policy analysis and evidence-based advocacy to improve Mexico’s institutional framework for economic growth, as well increase government transparency and accountability. IMCO generates applied research to inform public debate and advocacy on how economic and social phenomena affect Mexico’s competitiveness. This supplement for general operating support would allow the think tank to keep producing competitiveness indices at the international, national, and subnational levels. It would also help IMCO better use new technologies to increase its impact and outreach, continue to produce research on public finance and government transparency, and deepen its engagement with education and public security policy in Mexico.
for a project to reduce health and economic impacts from air pollution in Mexico's largest cities
The Mexican Institute for Competitiveness is an independent research center that studies the economic and social phenomena that affect Mexico’s economic competitiveness. This renewal grant would fund the Institute’s work on indicators of the impacts of air pollution on private sector productivity as a lever for reducing air pollution in Mexico´s biggest cities.