Africa Financial Sector Responses to COVID-19 - Côte d'Ivoire

Jul 28, 2020

This page presents measures and initiatives by the Ivorian 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


Treasury bill


358 million USD

(August 03, 2020) Côte d'Ivoire collects FCFA 200 billion (USD 358 million) on the regional market through COVID-19 social bonds.

Multilateral Line of Credit


USD 22 million

(July 13, 2020) The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, announced a €25 million, one-year senior loan to NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire (NSIA), allowing the bank to extend new trade-related or working capital loans to companies whose cash flows have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.



17 millions USD

(May 27, 2020) 40,000 actors in the informal sector will benefit from this financial support of CFA 10 billion (USD 17 million) to revive their activities. Catering, handicrafts, transport and trade are the targeted actors and each beneficiary will receive a grant of 200,000 to 300,000 CFA, depending on their activity.

Support Fund for Agricultural Sectors


USD 259 million

(May 20, 2020) The government is setting up a CFA 150 billion (USD 259 million) fund to support agricultural sectors.

Treasury Bills


USD 305 million

 (May 04, 2020) Issuance of treasury bills, known as "Covid-19 Social Bonds" to investors on the financial market of the West African Monetary Union (WAMU) for a subscribed amount of 180 billion CFA francs (USD 305 million).

Public funds to support the private sector


USD 340 million

(April 09, 2020) Establishment of a support and guarantee fund for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by the government for a total amount of 200 billion CFA francs (USD 340 million), in order to maintain the economic activity of these companies affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

Tax Measures



(April 07, 2020) Suspension of tax and customs controls, total and partial exemptions and deductions in several sectors for a period of 3 months.


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