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USAID Trade & Investment Programming

Get support for your trade or investment deals from experts that specialize in facilitating U.S.-Africa transactions

USAID offers a wide range of programs that support U.S. and African businesses and investors in order to increase trade and investment that contributes to economic growth and job creation.

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Tool Snapshot
  • Partner agency: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Provides: Technical assistance, financing and grant opportunities, market access, business matchmaking, targeted policy interventions

  • Eligibility: African businesses exporting to the U.S. and/or seeking U.S. investment; and U.S. buyers and investors looking to partner with African businesses

Our Continent-Wide Program

Launched in September 2021, the USAID Africa Trade and Investment program is USAID’s flagship contribution to the Prosper Africa initiative. Through this continent-wide program, USAID is expanding investment and trade relations with partner countries in Africa and establishing a more level playing field. The program offers targeted support to U.S. Embassy Deal Teams, complementing the combined resources of Prosper Africa’s 17 participating agencies. The program can also be used to advance intraregional trade and promote investment across the continent, working in partnership with the private sector.As USAID’s first continent-wide program, the USAID Africa Trade and Investment program is an important tool in the Prosper Africa toolkit, catalyzing the full power of the U.S. Government’s resources to support the private sector and Africa’s economic development. This work will result in more resilient and self-reliant economies capable of meeting public needs through increased trade, investment, access to finance, and sustainable job creation. To explore partnership opportunities and join the partner network, please visit

Our Regional Programming

  • USAID’s West Africa Trade and Investment Hub co-invests with private sector partners with the potential to make a positive impact on the economy and leverage significant private investment. These businesses receive technical assistance before, during, and after their partnerships with the Trade Hub to ensure they can scale up and contribute to larger economic transformation in West Africa. The Trade Hub also supports research and development initiatives in Nigeria to introduce new ideas and technological advancements in the agriculture sector.
  • USAID’s Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub leverages the power of South Africa as the driver of economic growth in the region. It increases exports from countries in the southern African region to South Africa and to the United States under AGOA, facilitating virtual trade shows and business-to-business meetings.
  • USAID’s Kenya Investment Mechanism is facilitating $520 million in investment for key sectors of Kenya’s economy, including agriculture, and for regional trade and investment opportunities under the Prosper Africa initiative. The program supports the mobilization of private investment and accelerates enterprise-driven development.

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