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The Trade Hub

Accra, Ghana is the home of USAID/West Africa’s Trade and Investment Hub (the Trade Hub) helps the region’s farmers and firms compete, attract investment, and boost trade. We do this by strengthening the competitive capacity of West Africa’s farmers and firms in high-potential regional  and global  value chains, while also  addressing transport constraints and barriers along the region’s trade corridors and borders. To expand  access to finance and investment in our target value chains, the Trade Hub facilitates relationships between businesses and financial institutions.

The Trade Hub works throughout West Africa, but especially in the member countries of the
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).


Ghana Women in Business in Leadership:

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Ghana Economic Outlook

Economic growth fell from 14% in 2011 at the onset of oil production to 3.5% in 2016, the lowest in two decades. The economy recovered in 2017, growing an estimated 6.3%, spurred by recovery in nonoil sectors, lower inflation, and new hydrocarbon wells (the Tweneboa, Enyenra, Ntomme, and Sankofa oil and gas fields). Over the medium term, economic growth is expected to accelerate to 8.5% in 2018 and then moderate at 6.2% in 2019 as the budget and current account deficits narrow amid lower inflation and falling interest rates.