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USAID Contribution

Mobilizing Investment for Development with Transaction Advisory Services

Event Details

Date and time

August 3, 2023






Marketlinks, USAID INVEST
webinar information

Event Description

USAID's Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Policy recognizes that private sector resources and capabilities are required to work at the scale needed to address development challenges effectively and sustainably. Mobilizing private capital has become an increasingly important part of this effort. USAID’s INVEST initiative has successfully engaged transaction advisors to mobilize over $800 million in investment capital for renewable energy, agriculture, financial services, and other priorities. This experience has yielded important insights into how to effectively incentivize both financial and development impacts, the importance of market-led approaches, and the benefits for local investment ecosystems that extend beyond individual transactions. See INVEST’s learning brief and Transaction Advisory Services 101 primer


On August 3, 2023, please join Marketlinks and USAID INVEST in welcoming Nora Brown, INVEST Chief of Party, who will discuss the lessons learned from both successful and failed attempts to mobilize investment through transaction advisory services. Jake Cusack of the CrossBoundary Group and Beatrice Duret of Haitian advisory firm GECA, both INVEST partners, will discuss their unique experience as transaction advisors working to overcome some of the most persistent barriers to investment in USAID priority markets. Sharon D’Onofrio, USAID INVEST’s Director of Learning, will moderate the event, and Steve Shira of USAID’s PSE Hub will provide introductory remarks outlining INVEST’s role in ensuring both financial and development impact.