INVEST by USAID Can Be An Additional Revenue Stream For CDP Organizations

In a recent article we highlighted WOCCU’s (A USAID INVEST Partner) Gender Lens Investment Methodology project which is underway in Senegal. Wherein, CDP partner WOCCU leveraging funding provided by USAID INVEST and it’s Office of Gender Equity and Women’s Empowerment is working to elevate women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment worldwide. In Sub-Saharan Africa, INVEST funding is at work in the Power Africa initiative providing off-grid energy access alongside CDP partner NRECA. (Is there more to say here?) (Something here about why / how CDP Partners leverage INVEST capital). What is USAID INVEST? USAID INVEST leverages private capital to drive inclusive growth in countries where USAID works. Private investors and businesses are looking to emerging and frontier markets for better returns and new market opportunities. However, investors typically are stuck managing high transaction costs and lack the information they need. Investors also encounter poor risk-reward ratios that make investment unattractive. INVEST Addresses These Challenges & Facilitates work between USAID and The Investment Community