Digital Finance in WAEMU

In recent years, WAEMU has experienced significant private sector activity to develop digital finance solutions showing exciting promises for financial inclusion in the region. Yet, deployments and adoption is uneven across the eight countries and there are still important obstacles. This blog series raises awareness on recent progress and ongoing challenges for digital finance in WAEMU.

28 May 2015
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Branchless banking presents an enormous opportunity for smallholder cocoa producers in Côte d’Ivoire, a client segment that contributes to up to 10% of the countries GDP.
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13 March 2015
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The mobile money market in Cote d’Ivoire has boasted impressive acceleration in terms of registered customers, but the number of transaction points in the distribution networks has also seen tremendous growth.
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16 January 2015
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The market for digital financial services in Benin shows potential. However, major barriers need to be addressed for digital finance to thrive and contribute to financial inclusion.
12 January 2015
With the launch of Manko in 2013, Société Générale de Banques au Sénégal (SGBS) is one of the few commercial banks that could potentially disrupt the market and redefine the role of banks in Senegal and WAEMU more broadly.
17 December 2014
On the surface, Cote d’Ivoire may seem like an unlikely contender to challenge the digital financial success in East Africa. However, the country has great potential to be the next digital finance success story.

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