Based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Corinne Riquet works to deepen CGAP’s engagement in West and Central Africa, collaborating with regional partners on issues such as capacity building, technology, policy, and funding for microfinance. She coordinates CGAP’s capacity building program in francophone Africa. She has 20 years of experience in microfinance, including serving as an adviser for a program that financed small and microenterprises in urban and semi-urban areas.
Since 2001, Corinne has been working as an independent consultant in microfinance in several African countries. She has worked with a range of clients, especially advising MFIs and funders on organizational audit practices, business plan development, appraisals, designing financial service projects in rural areas, and evaluating and defining national microfinance strategies. Since 2002, she has been a resource person for CGAP's MFI Capacity Building Program in Francophone Africa (CAPAF). In this project, she has participated as a supervisor in train-the-trainer seminars. A French national, Corinne has been living in Côte d'Ivoire for the past 24 years. She holds a master's degree in developmental economics from CERDI, University of Clermont Ferrand, France and speaks French and English.