Who we are

The USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub) is a 5-year, $140 million trade and investment facilitation activity designed to improve private sector productivity, profitability, and competitiveness in West Africa through market-based approaches.

By working in partnership with the private sector and fostering co-investments through our Co-Investment Fund, the Trade Hub generates new private-sector capital investment in key sectors to create jobs and increase trade between the United States and West Africa. Part of this work builds on a deep understanding of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and how it can be utilized to benefit African businesses.

Our Impact


Countries of Operation


Co-Investment Partners & Counting


in Co-Investment Grants Awarded & Counting


in Private Capital Mobilized & Counting


Jobs Created & Counting


in Exports & Counting

Sectors We Support





Light Manufacturing



Latest News


Trade Hub Event Highlights Strategies to Empower Women in Ghana’s Apparel Sector 

By Nana Akua Mensah, Communication Specialist On May 5, 2022, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub) held the event “Empowering Women in Ghana’s Apparel Sector: Challenges and Success Strategies.” The event highlighted the work of three co-investment partners in the Ghanaian apparel sector—DTRT Apparel, Ethical […]

May 12, 2022
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Webinar Recap: How Nigerian Agribusinesses are championing inclusive financing for women farmers

By Nana Akua Mensah, Communication Specialist The Nigerian agricultural sector is the country’s largest employer, with *smallholder farmers constituting the majority of the agricultural workforce. Despite the fact that women smallholder farmers make up nearly half of that number, they continue to face a growing financial inclusion gap. The gender gap is having a detrimental […]

May 11, 2022
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Co-Investment Partnerships in Cabo Verde Proving Fruitful, USAID Visit Finds

By Frantz Tavares, Public-Private Partnerships Consultant USAID and Trade Hub representatives were able to see firsthand the progress co-investment partners in the island nation of Cabo Verde have made during field visits held March 14–21, 2022. The companies visited were Inpharma Laboratorios, Agrosoluções, SUCLA, Fresk D’Gustinh, and Injaro/Procapital. Collectively, these partnerships are expected to spur […]

April 14, 2022
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