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).


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  • FY17 Annual Report

    During FY17, the project continued to work with a large number of stakeholders in an ever-changing environment. We worked in almost all West African countries, with a concentration of activities in nine: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo. Open PDF

  • Impact of Administrative Barriers on Time and Cost to Trade in West Africa – August 2017

    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

  • AGOA ABCs: How to participate in the American market – July 2017

    This guide outlines the step-by-step process that a West African business should take to export to the U.S. duty free through AGOA. Open PDF
    Versions: Français | Português

  • Review of Associations to Highlight Financial Sustainability Best Practices 1-30-2017

    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.
    Open PDF

  • Establishment of Commercial Relationships between Agro-industries and Cereal Wholesalers in West Africa

    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

  • Fruit Expert Missions Consolidated Summary Report 2-13-2016

    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

  • 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.
    Open PDF

  • 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. 
    Open PDF

  • 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

  • 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

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