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Kameshnee Naidoo

Programme Advisor-Making Access Possible (MAP)



UNCDF's work in Côte d’Ivoire previously focused on enhancing inclusive finance through demographic analytics in the region and activating cross-border economic development projects. Currently, our work is centered on locally-driven climate adaptation.

UNCDF implemented its Making Access Possible (MAP) programme in Cote D'Ivoire, producing diagnostics of financial inclusion data disaggregated by gender, geography, income and other demographics, and encouraging private investment into expanding rates and outreach of financial inclusion in Côte d’Ivoire.

Currently, Cote D'Ivoire is pursuing the design and scoping phase of the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL). The design phase precedes three implementation phases and is aimed at assessing the necessary conditions for deployment of the LoCAL mechanism in the prospective country by: (l) Engaging key stakeholders, including national and subnational government institutions, and development partners; (2) Collecting and analysing the information/data needed for design of LoCAL; (3) Defining the elements of design of the LoCAL mechanism (e.g. flow of funds, grant allocation formula, minimum conditions, performance measures, menu of eligible investments).

Programmes in Côte d'Ivoire


a diagnostic and programmatic framework to expand financial access for rural individuals, and micro and small businesses

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Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Kameshnee Naidoo

Programme Advisor-Making Access Possible (MAP)