Supporting Common Market for East and Southern Africa

The Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a regional organization of 19 African Member States. COMESA’s  mission is to “endeavor to achieve sustainable economic and social progress  . . . particularly in trade, customs and monetary affairs, transport, communication and information, technology, industry and energy, gender, agriculture, environment and natural resources.


 COMESA Integrated Partnership Assistance Agreement (IPAA) (September 29, 2009 - September 30, 2012)

 Funding to Date: $ 24,809,761

 The Famine Prevention Fund: (September 30, 2008 - September 30, 2011)

 Total Funding: $ 2,300,000

 COMESA Regional Economic and Trade Integration Program (CRETIP)   (September 30, 2006 - September 30, 2011) 

 Total Funding: $ 17,445,221

 USAID provides assistance to COMESA in the following areas:

·          Trade & Investment

·          Transit Facilitation

·          Agriculture

·          Clean Energy

·          Climate Change

·          Conflict Mitigation

·           Administration & Institutional Strengthening

 Support to COMESA is provided through direct grants and technical assistance provided by USAID/EA regional implementing partners such as the Competitiveness and Trade Expansion (COMPETE) and the Market Linkages Initiative (MLI).



Issuing Country 
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 3:00am

Last updated: May 15, 2015