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

News | Success Story

WACOT Rice Farmer Builds Upon Her Father’s Legacy

By Habiba Suleiman, Project manager-WACOT Rice Impact investment aims at combining competitive financial returns with positive change for people and the environment. This underlies WACOT Rice’s growing interest in creating market opportunities for investments that support environmental and social goals. It is upon this foundation that WACOT Rice’s Trade Hub-supported rice out-grower program was established […]

July 4, 2022
Blog | News

Trade Hub and Cordaid Investment Management Webinar Highlights Successes of Blended Finance in Impact Investment

“In traditional investment, risk and return go hand-in-hand, but what I like …specifically about blended finance, is that there is a third element, which is impact.”   Hann Verheijen, Managing Director, Cordaid Investment Management  Financing for social impact projects or projects geared toward achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is typically provided through a […]

July 4, 2022
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Trade Hub Staff Retreat Offers Opportunity to Bond, Learn, and Plan

By Blessing Lass, Senior Communication Specialist The week of May 16th was an exciting one for the Trade Hub team, as many colleagues met face-to-face for the first time since the project’s inception. In 2019, the USAID West Africa Trade & Investment Hub kicked-off with about 20 staff members across the region, particularly in four […]

June 15, 2022
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