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Long-term finance in Côte d’Ivoire: Country Diagnostic Report

Event location: 
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
When: 14 February 2020, 9am to 12pm
Where: Pullman Hotel, Abidjan
Quand ? Vendredi 14 février 2020, de 8h à 13h.


The event is hosted by the African Development Bank in collaboration with the Financial Sector Deepening Initiative in Africa (FSDA), the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation (BMZ), implemented by the German development agency GIZ and the Partnership "Making Finance Work for Africa".

The long-term finance initiative, which began in 2017, seeks to boost the intermediation of long-term finance in Africa to close the financing gap for firms, in particular Small and Medium Enterprises, as well as for housing and infrastructure projects.

Côte d’Ivoire was chosen as the pilot country for an in-depth assessment of long-term finance in 2018. The diagnostic undertaken in Côte d’Ivoire identified seven broadly-defined challenges facing the development of the market in the country. These include: the crowding out of bank lending to the private sector by government borrowing, constrained social housing, limited information sharing and market transparency.

During the programme challenges and policy recommendations provided in the report will be the focus of discussions with relevant government, regulatory, and private sector stakeholders in Côte d’Ivoire.