Roots of Growth
Diaspora Partnerships


Click below for a closer look at how the diaspora is engaged globally and by region.



African Diaspora Marketplace

The African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) aims to encourage sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting African diaspora entrepreneurs. ADM entrepreneurs are individuals with demonstrable connections to, or experience in Africa, and who have innovative and high-impact startups or established businesses on the continent.

Ethiopia​ - Agribusiness Market Development

The Agricultural Growth Program-Agribusiness and Market Development program in Ethiopia uses a value chain approach to strengthen the agriculture sector, enhance access to finance, and stimulate innovation and private sector investment. This flagship program is part of the U.S. government's Feed the Future.



Connect.Jo is a network of diaspora professionals aiming to address Jordan's brain drain challenge. The goal of the network is to establish a strong linkage for professional Jordanians abroad; helping individuals and startups access resources in foreign countries. The network will also help Jordanian graduate students obtain scholarships to foreign universities or internships in foreign companies.

Middle East

Haiti - Leveraging Effective Application of Direct Investments (LEAD) 

LEAD, a business plan competition, is designed to strengthen the capacity of SMEs to engage in best business practices, attract foreign and diaspora investments, grow businesses, create jobs, and generate income. 

Latin America and Caribbean

Alliance for Agribusiness

Alliance for Agribusiness Development project contributes to the development of rural economies in targeted municipalities through agriculture. The Alliance focuses on leveraging domestic and diaspora direct investment to increase production and export of crops from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Germany and Austria and to generate jobs and income in rural areas.

Pro Banka Diaspora Loan Guarentee

The Pro Banka Diaspora Loan Guarentee is 10-year, $10 million loan portfolio guarantee (LPG) aimed at mitigating risks and encouraging Nova Banka to lend to new markets or new target clientele. This transaction will create a strong linkage between diaspora entrepreneurs seeking to launch innovative start-ups or scale up existing SMEs. 

Europe and Eurasia


Innovative Development Through Entrepreneurship

USAID/Philippines’ Innovative Development through Entrepreneurship Acceleration (IDEA) Project is a three-year public-private partnership with the Philippine Development S&T Foundation, Inc. IDEA will bring a culture of entrepreneurship into the growing engineering and science programs in the Philippines' higher education system. 


Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI)

The Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) guides and informs the public, including religious and community groups; diaspora; embassies; non-profits; corporations; businesses and governmental organizations about the most effective ways to support international disaster relief and recovery.


Homestrings is an investment platform that facilitates diaspora investments into communities of origin and affinity. The platform creates credible and trustworthy investment tools that investors can use to direct resources effectively -- all while making a reasonable return.

Global Engagement