Leveraging Effective Application of Direct Investment for Haiti (LEAD)

This USAID-led PPP aims to attract investment in Haitian commercial enterprises, particularly those with potential for growth, income generation, and job creation, as well as to increase the development impact of remittances invested in community-level social enterprises.

Leveraging Effective Application of Direct Investment for Haiti (LEAD)

Haiti’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are essential to the country’s economic development. SMEs, however, have difficulty accessing financing, limiting their ability to grow. In addition, Haiti’s development depends on effective social enterprises, which also struggle for funding. To facilitate access to capital, LEAD provides matching grants to leverage investment in both SMEs and social enterprises. In addition to matching grants, LEAD provides technical assistance through local business service providers to support business plan development and enterprise management, so that target enterprises can attract capital, grow, create jobs and generate income.

LEAD also works to build the capacity of key stakeholders and intermediaries, such as government agencies, business associations, business service providers and social enterprise funds. In addition, LEAD works with the Haitian diaspora in the United States and elsewhere to encourage participation in both its matching grant programs to increase the development impact of remittances and other investment flows to Haiti. LEAD operates in the 3 USG priority corridors: Cap‐Haïtien, Saint‐Marc, and Port‐au‐Prince.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Association des Industries d’Haiti (ADIH)

    Works & Construction, Association
    Haiti | Staff size: Unknown

    The Haiti Industries Association (ADIH) is a Haitian private sector institution grouping companies engaged mainly in industrial activities. It was created on December 21,...

  • Centre for Facilitation of Investments (CFI)

    Haiti | Staff size: 101-250

    The Center for Facilitation of Investments (CFI) is Haiti's national investment promotion agency mandated to promote investments and help potential investors find and take advantage of...

  • CSL Consulting

    Service Providers, Development Consulting
    Staff size: 26-50

    When you choose CSL you’re hiring a team of experts in the industry. They think hard about which staff will make the perfect team to communicate and collaborate with you throughout your...

  • Grameen Creative Lab

    Implementing NGO, Service Providers
    Germany | Staff size: 26-50

    The Grameen Creative Lab's vision is to serve society’s most pressing needs.The difference between rich and poor is not wealth, but opportunity. The poor are the world's greatest...

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Key Information

LocationLatin America and Caribbean, Haiti
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2015