INVEST is designed to address challenges to make it easier for USAID to work alongside the investment community. It ensures rapid procurement—within eight to ten weeks—so USAID can act within investors’ timelines. It enables flexible, specialized project design and implementation. And, it focuses on learning and adaptation to drive innovation in mobilizing private capital.
Based in Washington, D.C., INVEST is USAID’s flagship blended finance initiative. It has built a network of more than 200 partners that provide the niche, technical expertise USAID needs on demand. INVEST has worked with numerous USAID Missions, including Kenya, Haiti, Afghanistan, Ghana, Vietnam, Tunisia, Serbia, Uganda, India, and South Africa as well as USAID bureaus and independent offices such as Bureau for Global Health, Bureau for Food Security, Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, and the U.S. Global Development Lab.