USAID Investment Promotion Activity - Seeking Expression of Interest for the First Round of Grants

USAID Investment Promotion Activity (IPA) is a five years project with main objective to strengthen Pakistan’s business enabling environment and build the capacities of Pakistani institutions focused on investment promotion in their efforts to improve the ecosystem for foreign direct investment (FDI), and, most importantly, increase the bilateral trade and investment between the United States and Pakistan. IPA with its consortium partners, will work closely Government of Pakistan (GoP) and private sector stakeholders to improve operational transparency and governance, regulatory reforms and competition through business enabling initiatives with an aim to reduce the cost of doing business, Strengthen the investment climate for foreign investors in Pakistan, create opportunities for enhanced trade and investment between U.S. and Pakistani businesses through investment promotion activities.

The objective USAID Investment Promotion Activity (IPA) Fund Grants is to support Pakistani registered firms leverage Pakistani private sector investment (PSI) to support Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and increase U.S.-Pakistan bilateral trade/investment. The IPA Fund will support firms registered in Pakistan to scale-up their business solutions through innovative approaches to improve business processing standards.

The USAID Investment Promotion Activity is seeking Expressions of Interest for two types of funding streams available under the USAID IPA Fund:

  1. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Grants: These grants have a specific focus to catalyze competitive matchmaking of Pakistani firms with international firms.
  2. U.S.-Pak Trade (USPT) Grants: Will be awarded to firms from IPA’s priority sectors that are capable of initiating and/or scaling-up trade with U.S.-based buyers/firms by introducing innovative and latest in-house technologies to competitively qualify as reliable sales partners of U.S.-based brands/firms.

To fill an online Expression of Interest form and guidelines, please click on the following link:

Click Here To Fill EOI Form

 

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