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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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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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  • 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

  • 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 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

    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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