USADF's online publications, Quick Source, Success Stories, Research Library, USADF Messenger, Reports to Congress and USADF Best Practices Reports provide information on internal staff news, new USADF investments, and best practices for African development.
USADF Success Stories
A Marvelous Journey in Tanzania ...Tanzania native, Flotea Massawe, changed her life when ... more
A Dream Come True in Ghana ... Shea nut production in West Africa is more than a cash crop—it is an ... more
Marketing Hope in Benin ... Many West Africans herders depend on their cattle sales to make a living, but ... more
A Rose Grows in Lagos ... Youth with autism earn income for the first time in Nigeria... more
One-Woman Juice Empire ... Marie Muque Kigoma proves determination overcomes adversity in Burundi... more
Cultivating Success - One Garden at a Time ... Bukuru Jean, like many farmers in Benin, lacked the resources to... more
USADF Research Library - (under construction)
This is a collection of market studies and other research conducted by local experts for USADF clients. The library is intended as a resource for African small businesses, cooperatives and nonprofits.
|Liberia||1714||Tropical Flower Export Market|
|Benin||1652||Evaluation technologique d’équipements de transformation du manioc en gari|
|Benin||1652||Etude de marché pour la commercialisation du gari au Bénin et dans la sous région|
|Benin||1877||Etude de marché cuniculture|
|Mali||1799||Etude de marché COPROKAZAN Maiga Mali 1799 Beurre de karité|
|Niger||1679||Evaluation des productions d'oignon et élaboration des stratégies de commercialisation|
|Niger||1693||Etude de marché souchet|
|Senegal||1626||Etude de marché céréales transformées|
|Senegal||1627||Etude de marché haricot vert|
|Senegal||1675||Etude de marché beurre de karité|
|Senegal||1680||Etude de marché poisson|
|Senegal||1706||Etude de marché algues marines|
Reports to Congress:
Testimonies delivered to House Committees and Subcommittees
Congressional Budget Justification
Reports to Congress: Annual Performance Report
As USADF celebrates the 20th anniversary of its active program operations in 2004 and 2005, the Foundation is republishing online versions of important USADF research reports produced over the past two decades. The first republished report is Nomads' Dialogue: Development Instead of Relief (1990). This study provided a unique contribution to research on transhumant communities in the Sahel region of Africa by bringing together a diverse array of USADF grant recipients from Mali, Niger, Senegal, Somalia and Tanzania to talk about their common experience of drought and to share lessons learned from their experiences. The conference offered an innovative approach to grassroots, participatory evaluation, and it was premised on the idea that African communities are filled with local experts who know what they need and what works best for them.
Nomads' Dialogue has been scanned into a PDF format that makes it accessible to persons with disabilities, and it is available as a full PDF or can be downloaded in sections.
Nomads' Dialogue Full Text .pdf
Table of Contents and Introduction .pdf
Part I: The Drought .pdf
Part II: The Development Projects .pdf
Commentary on Parts I and II .pdf
Part III: The Workshop .pdf
Sustainable Development and Persons with Disabilities
Edited by Yash Tandon, this volume presents the proceedings of a 1994 conference in Entebbe, Uganda, that brought together persons with disabilities (PWDs) from USADF-funded projects acrosssub-Saharan Africa. Conference participants discussed the opportunities and challenges that face projects that are designed to provide PWDs with real economic opportunity and increased financial independence. The conference explored best practices to ensure the sustainability of income-generating enterprises, ways to break free of " donor dependency syndrome" and ways to ensure the viability of projects in the face of a changing global economy. To access the report, which is formatted in HTML, click below.
Click here, or on the icon above, for Table of Contents and links to the full text.