Resources

The Trade Hub produces industry studies, reports, analyses and assessments within our core sectors across West Africa—regional and global value chain development, finance and investment, and the enabling environment for transport and trade. Download them below, or go to USAID ‘s Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC).

Reports

Hub Annual Reports

  • FY16 Annual Report

    During FY16, the project continued to work with multiple stakeholders, concentrating on activities in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo.
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  • FY15 Annual Report

    Details the Trade Hub’s FY15 accomplishments and activities in finance and investment, trade and transport enabling environment, and goods for both regional trade and global exports. 
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Other Trade Reports and Resources

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    Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan (EMMP)

    Identifies possible adverse environmental impacts related to Trade Hub activities in a given sector while enabling sustainability, competitiveness and profitability. Open PDF

  • Partner Selection Report

    Outlines the Trade Hub’s process to identify partners for collaboration and capacity building support. It discusses the partner’s capability to help the Hub achieve its objective to increase regional trade of cereals and livestock, and global trade of value-added products. Open PDF

Hub Studies and Analyses

Regional Commodities

  • Livestock Value Chain Strategy

    Presents the Trade Hub’s livestock value chain strategy for FY2016, along with key information and findings from an external consultant. Open PDF

  • Implementation of the Trade Hub Livestock Value Chain Program cover

    Implementation of the Trade Hub Livestock Value Chain Program for the Mali-Côte d’Ivoire Export Corridor

    Outlines how the Trade Hub assesses and guides the Malian livestock association FEBVIM to regionally export livestock, starting with export agreements with PROSUMA (Société Ivorienne de Promotion de Supermarchés) in Côte d’Ivoire. Open PDF

  • Opportunities for increasing livestock trade cover

    Opportunities for Increasing Livestock Trade in the Mali–Côte d’Ivoire Corridor

    Identifies opportunities for expanding trade along the Bamako–Abidjan corridor, a major component of the Trade Hub strategy to develop West Africa’s livestock value chain. Open PDF

  • Seasonal ban on cereal exports in West Africa

    Seasonal Ban On Cereal Exports in West Africa

    Tracks seasonal bans on cereal exports in West Africa, briefly analyzes them, and recommends ways to remove them to ensure an environment conducive with free trade. Open PDF

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    Feed the Future Finance and Investment Opportunities Report

    Makes recommendations for implementing the Trade Hub’s Access to Finance (A2F) strategy for Feed the Future value chains—cereals and livestock—including how to facilitate regional finance and investment. Open PDF

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    Value Chain Financing Constraints and Investment Opportunities Report

    Outlines pathways to activate the Trade Hub’s Access to Finance (A2F) strategy for global value chains—cashew, shea, mango, and apparel—including investment leads, the regional financial climate, and financing constraints. Open PDF

  • Value Chain Assessment Report: Overview and Recommended Actions

    Offers perspectives about the status, structure, performance, and challenges of each value chain. Based on this information and analysis, its recommends a vision and strategy for each value chain, and outlines possible support roles for the Trade Hub to help value chain stakeholders achieve their strategy. Open PDF

  • Value Chain Assessment Report: Small Ruminants

    Guides the Trade Hub’s livestock program for small ruminants, which includes live sheep and goats, meat from these animals, and sub-products (such as hides). It contains deeper perspectives about the value chain’s status, structure, performance, and challenges. Open PDF

  • Value Chain Assessment Report: Millet and Sorghum Value Chain

    Provides an update of millet and sorghum trends and challenges, and identifies new opportunities for the value chain in West Africa. Then outlines the Trade Hub’s vision and strategy to improve competitiveness, and increase regional trade and investments in the sector. Open PDF

  • Value Chain Assessment Report: Rice

    Summarizes the structure, competitiveness, socio-economic importance, and dynamics of the rice value chain in West Africa. The report describes key challenges and growth options facing the value chain and suggests strategic directions for sustainable growth and competitive upgrading of the value chain. Open PDF

Global Products and AGOA

  • Program for expanding apparel exports 2014 cover

    Program for Expanding Apparel Exports, Technical Assistance Performed, November/December 2014

    Details continued technical assessment of the apparel industries in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and Benin, while exploring financing options and export strategies for manufacturing companies and pinpointing key challenges. Open PDF

  • Program for expanding apparel exports cover

    Program for Expanding Apparel Exports, Technical Assistance Performed, October 2014

    Contains initial technical assessments of the apparel sectors in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and Benin. The Trade Hub toured leading apparel factories and met with government bodies and apparel associations. Open PDF

  • Value Chain Assessment Report: Overview and Recommended Actions

    Offers perspectives about the status, structure, performance, and challenges of each value chain. Based on this information and analysis, its recommends a vision and strategy for each value chain, and outlines possible support roles for the Trade Hub to help value chain stakeholders achieve their strategy. Open PDF

  • Value Chain Assessment Report: Cashew

    Summarizes the structure, competitiveness, socio-economic importance, and dynamics of the cashew value chain in West Africa. The report describes key challenges and growth options, and suggests strategic directions that will lead to sustainable growth and competitive upgrading of the value chain. Open PDF

Finance and Investment

  • Feed the Future Finance and Investment Opportunities cover

    Feed the Future Finance and Investment Opportunities Report

    Makes recommendations for implementing the Trade Hub’s Access to Finance (A2F) strategy for Feed the Future value chains—cereals and livestock—including how to facilitate regional finance and investment. Open PDF

  • Value Chain Financing Constraints cover

    Value Chain Financing Constraints and Investment Opportunities Report

    Outlines pathways to activate the Trade Hub’s Access to Finance (A2F) strategy for global value chains—cashew, shea, mango, and apparel—including investment leads, the regional financial climate, and financing constraints. Open PDF

Trade and Transport

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    Increasing Cereals Trade Along The Bamako–Abidjan Corridor

    Examines opportunities for increasing intra-regional trade in cereals between Bamako and Abidjan corridor to meet the boom in poultry production in West Africa. Open PDF

  • Opportunities for increasing livestock trade cover

    Opportunities for Increasing Livestock Trade in the Mali–Côte d’Ivoire Corridor

    Identifies opportunities for expanding trade along the Bamako–Abidjan corridor, a major component of the Trade Hub strategy to develop West Africa’s livestock value chain. Open PDF

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    Road Governance Study: Current Status, Analysis, and Recommendations

    Assesses the status and challenges of road governance data collection efforts, how to develop uniform data collection methodology, and how to redefine roles of various actors in order to relaunch collection and analysis of road governance data. Open PDF

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    MIS Supply and Demand Analysis

    Assesses how well West Africa’s market information systems meet the needs of actors in the Trade Hub’s target value chains. It then identifies best options for accessing market information that supports trade and exports. Open PDF

  • Baseline Study

    Provides an initial data set for monitoring and reporting on selected indicators in trade and transport. Baselines are presented on the number of due paying members in associations, time delays at checkpoints, and the average rate of bribes per 100 kilometers. Open PDF

Capacity Building

  • Program for expanding apparel exports 2014 cover

    Program for Expanding Apparel Exports, Technical Assistance Performed, November/December 2014

    Details continued technical assessment of the apparel industries in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and Benin, while exploring financing options and export strategies for manufacturing companies and pinpointing key challenges. Open PDF

  • Program for expanding apparel exports cover

    Program for Expanding Apparel Exports, Technical Assistance Performed, October 2014

    Contains initial technical assessments of the apparel sectors in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and Benin. The Trade Hub toured leading apparel factories and met with government bodies and apparel associations. Open PDF

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