Corinne Riquet

Senior Financial Sector Specialist

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.

By Corinne Riquet


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.

In Côte d'Ivoire, Financial Inclusion at a Crossroads

Mobile money is driving overall progress in financial inclusion in Côte d’Ivoire, but it’s also highlighting a digital divide that could leave excluded segments behind if not dealt with through smart policy.

Better Regulations Can Spur Agent Banking in WAEMU

Regulations in the West African Economic and Monetary Union have enabled mobile money providers to double their agent networks since 2014, while restricting banks and microfinance institutions. Better regulations would create a level playing field and expand financial inclusion.