Where we work

Armel Hervé Djengue
Investment Officer
armel.djengue@uncdf.org

Cossoba Nanako
Programme Officer
cossoba.nanako@uncdf.org

BENIN

UNCDF has been present in Benin since 1981, intervening over the past three decades with projects aimed at reinforcing the decentralization process, strengthening national capacities to support local economic development, and improving food security.

Today, UNCDF offers catalytic finance models that unlock public and private resources in “last mile” environments, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.

In Benin, UNCDF is currently implementing its Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P) programme, supporting and cooperating with banks, mobile network operators and regulators to help reach millions of currently unbanked residents.

UNCDF is also implementing its Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) programme, enabling local governments to cope with the increased costs of building resilience to climate change and natural disasters. By using targeted seed capital investments and technical support to attract private resources, such as domestic banks, the Local Finance Initiative (LFI) programme bridges a significant gap between local infrastructure needs and available funds.

The Finance for Food (F4F) initiative invests in infrastructure for improving food security in Benin, and helps the government to make food security a central part of local planning and budgets.

Programmes in Benin

MM4P

supporting and cooperating with banks, mobile network operators and regulators to help them reach millions of additional customers who are currently unbanked

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LoCAL

help governments channel global climate adaptation financing to the local level

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LFI

bridging the significant gap between local infrastructure needs and available funds

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F4F

investing in infrastructure for improving food security

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Results in Benin

STORIES FROM THE FIELD

Our Team

Cotonou, Benin

Armel Hervé Djengue
Investment Officer

Cossoba Nanako
Programme Officer