Who we are

The USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub) is a 5-year, $116 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.

Our Impact


Countries of Operation


Co-Investment Partners & Counting


in Co-Investment Grants Awarded & Counting


in Private Capital Mobilized & Counting


in Exports & Counting


Jobs Created & Counting

Sectors We Support





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Latest News

Improving Competitiveness | Success Story

Revitalizing the Beninese Citrus Value Chain

Since its peak during the Israel-Benin cooperation era in the 1970s, Benin’s citrus value chain has faced a series of setbacks. The end of Israeli support in 1973 left the industry in turmoil, characterized by inferior planting materials, suboptimal farming practices, significant post-harvest losses, and a lack of cooperative marketing efforts. The government of Benin […]

May 7, 2024
Advancing Gender & Social Inclusion | Blog

Empowering Healthcare Heroes: The NEST Story

In Senegal, where access to affordable and quality healthcare is limited for women and children from low-middle income families, Nest for All (NEST) is changing lives through its co-investment partnership with USAID’s West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade Hub). Three remarkable women—Florence Sambou, Ndeye Fatou Diouf, and Bigué Ndiaye—are at the forefront of this […]

April 4, 2024
Improving Food Security | Success Story

Lasting Impact, Transformed Lives – The Results of Successful Private Sector Partnership

By Michael Adaji, Communication Specialist Utilizing a combined market-driven approach and blended finance solutions to tackle a variety of locally unique challenges, the USAID Trade Hub (Trade Hub) has been positively impacting the region’s economic clime. A notable example of this comes from the collaboration with WACOT Rice Ltd. (WRL) in Kebbi State, Nigeria. Confronted […]

March 26, 2024
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