Corinne Riquet

Senior Financial Sector Specialist

Based in Côte d’Ivoire, Corinne Riquet has been working for CGAP since 2008. She works to deepen CGAP’s engagement in Francophone Africa, collaborating with regional partners on issues such as digital finance, regulation, capacity building, and funding for financial inclusion. She also supports CGAP’s team working in Sub-Saharan Africa on Connected Market solutions. In the past five years, she managed the implementation of CGAP’s activities that aimed to improve the digital finance ecosystem in WAEMU.

Since 2001, Corinne has worked as an independent consultant advising microfinance institutions and funders on organizational audit practices, business plan development, appraisals, designing financial service projects in rural areas, and evaluating and defining national microfinance strategies as well digital finance strategies. A French national, Corinne has lived in Côte d’Ivoire for over 25 years. She holds a master's degree in developmental economics from CERDI, University of Clermont Ferrand, France.

By Corinne Riquet


Beyond Regulations: What’s Driving Mobile Money in Côte d’Ivoire?

Regulations helped spur the recent growth of mobile money in Côte d'Ivoire, but there's more to the story.

Regulations Drive Success of Digital Finance in Côte d’Ivoire

The year 2015 marked a turning point for financial inclusion in Côte d'Ivoire, as nonbanks were allowed to issue e-money. Since then, mobile money has driven big increases in account ownership.

Understanding Côte d’Ivoire’s Financially Excluded Women

Women are 45 percent less likely than men in Côte d’Ivoire to have a mobile money account. Low mobile phone ownership and financial innumeracy remain major barriers.

Financial Inclusion Insights 2018


Building Rural Digital Ecosystems, One Small Payment at a Time

New research shows that digitizing everyday payments as person-to-person transfers can be a sustainable way for providers to reach customers in rural areas.