USAID's Investment Facilitation Activity in the DRC
In frontier and conflict markets, identifying promising businesses and supporting their development is critical for creating jobs in an environment of inclusive growth. USAID’s Investment Facilitation Activity in the DRC (USAID Invest) is a five-year program that aims to foster private investments into the DRC. By cultivating a pipeline of high-potential businesses across sectors, with an emphasis on sustainable agriculture and agriculture enabling sectors, the Activity seeks to mobilize $100 million in private capital to the DRC between March 2021 and February 2026. USAID Invest will apply USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Policy to mobilize blended finance and drive inclusive, private sector-led growth.
USAID Invest operates in the DRC as an investment facilitation platform, providing support to businesses and investors. The Activity educates businesses about the investment process and supports their investment readiness by assisting with document preparation and ensuring satisfaction of investor conditions. The Activity also helps investors assess and mitigate transaction costs and risks through market research and due diligence. As a neutral advisor throughout the matchmaking process, USAID Invest provides support until financial close.