Supporting Digital-Focused Investment into Emerging Markets

The investment gap for internet connectivity alone is over $428 billion globally and there is a need to ensure investments are directed toward building open, inclusive, and secure digital infrastructure and services.

In April 2022, USAID’s Innovation, Technology, and Research Hub Digital Invest, launched a new blended finance program – Digital Invest – that seeks to mobilise private capital for digital finance and internet service providers serving traditionally excluded consumer populations worldwide. 

Expectation State is working alongside CrossBoundary to support Digital Invest partners in a range of activities, including investor matchmaking, communication content creation, and recommendations for the Digital Invest team.

Digital Invest supports global investment fund managers, project developers, and other private sector partners seeking to accelerate sustainable market growth for internet service providers (ISPs) and financial technology companies (fintechs) that reduce the digital divide by serving traditionally excluded communities in developing markets.