Africa Financial Sector Responses to COVID-19 - Benin

Jul 28, 2020

This page presents measures and initiatives by the Beninese government, national central bank and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in support of a resilient domestic financial sector facing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Financing volume


Financial support measures for the private sector


USD 128 million

(June 10, 2020) Financial support programme for the productive sector, mainly Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and artisans.

Measures to support financial inclusion



(June 05, 2020) Creation of an observatory on the quality of financial services. The mission of this observatory will be to enhance the attractiveness of the sector and increase the use of formal financial services by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and individuals.

Treasury Bills


USD 225 million

 (May 06, 2020) Issuance of treasury bills (COVID-19 Social Bonds) in the West African Monetary Union (WAMU) financial market for an amount of 133 billion CFA (USD 225 million).


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