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).
This study recommends next steps to end officials’ practice of requiring traders to obtain certificates that are not officially required. It includes a scorecard, educational campaigns, operational changes, and suggested incentives and sanctions. Open PDF
The purpose of this desktop study is to provide information to help enhance the financial sustainability of associations within four of the West Africa Trade and Investment Hub Project value chains: transportation, livestock, shea, and grains.
This survey of agro-industrial companies and cereals wholesalers in four West African countries presents a wide variety of existing capacities, examines commercial relationships, and identifies activities to address common problems and expand buying and selling opportunities throughout the region. Open PDF
The mission conducted assessments of seven companies in Ghana and four companies in Togo. In addition to mango exporters, the mission assessed companies producing a variety of fruit products including processed pineapple, papaya, and coconut products. Open PDF
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.
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.
Presents the Trade Hub’s livestock value chain strategy for FY2016, along with key information and findings from an external consultant. Open PDF
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
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