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Mexico is Newton Fund partner country. The partnership was launched in 2014.

Mexico has the second-largest economy in Latin America and is a major oil exporter. But prosperity remains a dream for many Mexicans, and the socio-economic gap remains wide. Rural areas are often neglected, and huge shanty towns ring the cities. Many poor Mexicans have sought to cross the 3,000-km border with the US in search of a job, but in recent years more Mexicans immigrants have returned to Mexico than migrated to the US. [Source BBC].

0 % GDP (research and development expenditure 2014-18)
0 % adults suffering from food insecurity in 2018.
0 % population living in slums in 2018

Priorities for Mexico

These are mutually identified priorities between the UK and Mexico. Priorities may not cover everything we currently fund and may evolve over time to ensure they continue to meet our shared objectives.
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Biodiversity and environment
02
Capacity building and partnerships
03
Health and life sciences
04
Innovation
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Sustainable agriculture and food security
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Sustainable cities and infrastructure
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Securing a community’s right to access safe water and food

Dangerous levels of arsenic are present in the soils and water of the Cerrito Blanco community in central Mexico. Arsenic contamination in the semi-desert area is 2,500 times higher than the limit set by the World Health Organisation, causing poor crop productivity and posing a serious health risk...

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Newton Fund Mexico Evaluation

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Arturo Mendoza

Head of Newton Fund

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Mexico has the second-largest economy in Latin America and is a major oil exporter. But prosperity remains a dream for many Mexicans, and the socio-economic gap remains wide. Rural areas are often neglected, and huge shanty towns ring the cities. Many poor Mexicans have sought to cross the 3,000-km border with the US in search of a job, but in recent years more Mexicans immigrants have returned to Mexico than migrated to the US. (BBC, 2018).

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0 % GDP (research and development expenditure 2010-17)
0 % adults suffering from food insecurity in 2018
OPPORTUNITIES

Funding opportunities

Information about our schemes, funding guidance, what's on offer and our partner matching service.

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