U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Titre U.S. Trade and Development Agency
Fourchette de financement Minimum et maximum
Objectifs de la Facilité

For over 30 years, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency has provided important early project planning assistance in Africa and around the world, while also providing assess to U.S. technologies and expertise.

USTDA funds project planning activities that support the development of sustainable infrastructure around the world, including more than 500 in sub-Saharan Africa. This infrastructure – including energy, ICT and transportation – forms the bedrock of sustainable economies and facilitates local, regional and global trade. The hallmark of USTDA’s assistance is establishing links between U.S. companies and African project sponsors to bring proven private sector solutions to development challenges.

USTDA evaluates projects based on three criteria:

  • Development priority in the host country;
  • Financial viability, including likelihood of receiving implementation financing and a procurement process that provides equal access to U.S. firms; and
  • Mutual benefit for stakeholders at home and abroad, including the opportunity for sales of U.S. goods and services.

 

 

Activités clés Our grants, which range in size from $250,000 to over $2 million, support several types of activities:
  • USTDA funds pre-feasibility and feasibility studies in order to provide the required comprehensive analysis for infrastructure projects to achieve successful financing and implementation.
  • USTDA funds technical assistance to provide technical analysis, design, legal and/or advisory support related to commercial activities and infrastructure development (e.g. advanced engineering and design, environmental impact analysis, legal and regulatory services, equipment vendors & EPC contractor identification, project structuring activities, etc.).
  • USTDA funds pilot projects in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of U.S. technological solutions and provide the analysis, evaluation and empirical data needed to secure funding.
 USTDA tracks the implementation (rather than financial close) of its projects for up to 10 years after funding. The majority of USTDA-funded projects have gone on to be implemented to some degree.

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Détails sur l'Institution

Titre U.S. Trade and Development Agency
Personne responsable Leocadia I. Zak, Director
E-mail, numéro de téléphone et adresse postale

For African projects:

Lida Fitts, Regional Director for sub-Saharan Africa (acting)

+1-703-875-4357

1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1600

Arlington, VA 22209

 

 

Objectifs de la Facilité

For over 30 years, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency has provided important early project planning assistance in Africa and around the world, while also providing assess to U.S. technologies and expertise.

USTDA funds project planning activities that support the development of sustainable infrastructure around the world, including more than 500 in sub-Saharan Africa. This infrastructure – including energy, ICT and transportation – forms the bedrock of sustainable economies and facilitates local, regional and global trade. The hallmark of USTDA’s assistance is establishing links between U.S. companies and African project sponsors to bring proven private sector solutions to development challenges.

USTDA evaluates projects based on three criteria:

  • Development priority in the host country;
  • Financial viability, including likelihood of receiving implementation financing and a procurement process that provides equal access to U.S. firms; and
  • Mutual benefit for stakeholders at home and abroad, including the opportunity for sales of U.S. goods and services.

 

 

Site web de la Facilité www.ustda.gov
Activités clés Our grants, which range in size from $250,000 to over $2 million, support several types of activities:
  • USTDA funds pre-feasibility and feasibility studies in order to provide the required comprehensive analysis for infrastructure projects to achieve successful financing and implementation.
  • USTDA funds technical assistance to provide technical analysis, design, legal and/or advisory support related to commercial activities and infrastructure development (e.g. advanced engineering and design, environmental impact analysis, legal and regulatory services, equipment vendors & EPC contractor identification, project structuring activities, etc.).
  • USTDA funds pilot projects in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of U.S. technological solutions and provide the analysis, evaluation and empirical data needed to secure funding.
 USTDA tracks the implementation (rather than financial close) of its projects for up to 10 years after funding. The majority of USTDA-funded projects have gone on to be implemented to some degree.
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Données et faits clés

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Contributeurs

USTDA is funded annually by the U.S. government. In fiscal year 2016, the Agency’s budget is approximately $60 million. Over the past 10 years, USTDA has spent over $100 million in sub-Saharan Africa.

Année de création 1981
Capital total
Montant engagé depuis la création
Montant décaissé depuis la création
Type de financement octroyé
  • Don
Capacité à prendre de nouveaux engagements
Fourchette de financement Minimum et maximum
Fourchette de financement - montant moyen actuel des dons US$ 750.000

Critères d'éligibilité et d'exclusion

Bénéficiaires
  • Partenariat public-privé
  • Privé
  • Public
Types de projet
  • Infranational
  • National
  • Transfrontalier
Communautés économiques régionales (CER)
  • CEDEAO (ECOWAS)
  • CEEAC (ECCAS)
  • CEN-SAD
  • COMESA
  • EAC
  • IGAD
  • SADC
  • UMA
Pays
  • Afrique du Sud
  • Algérie
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Bénin
  • Cameroun
  • Cap Vert
  • Centrafrique
  • Comores
  • Congo-Brazzaville
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Gabon
  • Gambie
  • Ghana
  • Guinée
  • Guinée-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Libéria
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Maroc
  • Mauritanie
  • Mozambique
  • Namibie
  • Niger
  • Nigéria
  • Ouganda
  • Rwanda
  • République démocratique du Congo
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalie
  • Swaziland
  • São Tomé & Príncipe
  • Sénégal
  • Tanzanie
  • Tchad
  • Togo
  • Tunisie
  • Zambie
  • Égypte
  • Érythrée
  • Éthiopie
  • Île Maurice
Énergie
  • Biomasse
  • Centrales alimentées au gaz
  • Centrales et barrages hydroélectriques
  • Distribution de gaz
  • Energie marémotrice
  • Energie solaire
  • Energie éolienne
  • Production d’énergie (sources non renouvelables)
  • Production d’énergie (sources renouvelables)
  • Transmission et distribution d’électricité
  • Énergie géothermique
Transport
  • Transport aérien
  • Transport ferroviaire
  • Transport par voies d’eau
  • Éducation et formation dans les transports et le stockage
TIC
  • TIC
Exclusions d'éligibilité

USTDA supports projects in middle and lower income countries that are eligible to receive U.S. foreign assistance. USTDA supports projects with recipients in the public and private sectors and can also support regional efforts.

Phases du projet soutenu

Environnement porteur
  • Conception des approches réglementaires
  • Réformes institutionnelles pertinentes au projet
Définition du projet
  • Etudes de pré-faisabilité
  • Planification des actions (termes de référence [TOR], etc.)
Faisabilité du projet
  • Economique
  • Etude environnementale
  • Financière/modelisation financière
  • Organisationnelle/administrative
  • Sociale
  • Technique/ingénierie
Structuration du projet
  • Structuration juridique
  • Technique/ingénierie
Soutien de la transaction
  • Structuration juridique
  • Technique/ingénierie
Soutien post-exécution
  • Evaluation
  • Surveillance

Liste des projets

Nom du projet
Coût total du projet
Région/pays
Main One Cable Project Feasibility Study
US$ 550.000
Nigeria
Nom du projet
Coût total du projet
Région/pays
Cape Town Municipality Digital Inclusion Project Feasibility Study
US$ 315.000
South Africa
Nom du projet
Coût total du projet
Région/pays
Bargny-Sendou Bulk Port Feasibility Study
US$ 1.038.845
Senegal
Nom du projet
Coût total du projet
Région/pays
Rwaza I & II Hydropower Projects Technical Assistance
US$ 525.000
Rwanda
Nom du projet
Coût total du projet
Région/pays
Solafrica 100 MW CSP Power Plant Feasibility Study
US$ 800.000
South Africa
Projets soutenus depuis la création de la Facilité (nombre total) 500
Projets soutenus arrivant à leur terme depuis la création de la Facilité (nombre total) 888

Processus de demande

Processus de demande

USTDA awards grant funds to overseas project sponsors for a variety of activities, including technical assistance, training programs, or early investment analysis/feasibility studies. Our program responds to priorities that overseas project sponsors establish for themselves. If necessary, USTDA can provide assistance to help project sponsors to define their priorities.

The agency's targeted brand of foreign assistance provides overseas project sponsors with access to U.S. private sector expertise in the pursuit of key development objectives. Grant recipients are required to select U.S. firms to perform USTDA-funded activities, however, there is no further obligation to procure U.S. goods or services once a USTDA activity is complete.

Overseas project sponsors are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate USTDA regional team to discuss specific project concepts for potential USTDA grant funding. Inquiries and project descriptions should be sent via e-mail to the USTDA regional staff. For sub-Saharan Africa, please email: Africa@ustda.gov.

If the project is accepted at this initial stage, USTDA will fund a preliminary technical and financial analysis of the project. Based on this analysis, USTDA will determine eligibility for project preparation support.

 

 

Documents du dossier de demande
Page web du processus de demande http://www.ustda.gov/

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