The World Bank has just entrusted Développement international Desjardins (DID) with developing and delivering a series of financial literacy modules for women entrepreneurs in Côte d'Ivoire. This project, which will be carried out by the DID-Senegal team, is part of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), which aims to promote better market access for cooperatives and other women-led businesses by making them more competitive and reducing the constraints that limit their access to financial services.
By offering financial literacy services tailored to their needs and realities, DID will help women seize economic opportunities within the agricultural value chains in which they operate.
To complete this project, DID will draw on the experience gained through its many financial literacy initiatives (in Benin, Mali, Colombia, Vietnam and several other countries), as well as the methodological approach recommended by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) to offer sustainable financial literacy services to vulnerable clients. DID will also call on local facilitators to adapt contents and distribution methods to local realities.
Through its approach, DID will build on existing resources and skills and help develop local expertise, which will ensure the quality and sustainability of this financial literacy initiative.
Established in 2004 to better serve countries in West Africa, DID's regional office in Dakar (DID-Senegal) offers the services of a team of national consultants who can provide support in all areas of inclusive finance. DID-Senegal works in collaboration with the main cooperative networks (Nyèsigiso, Kafo Jiginew, RCPB, PAMECAS, FUCEC, FECECAM) and other decentralized financial systems, professional associations, as well as the regulatory authorities and supervisory ministries of the microfinance sector.
To learn more about our financial literacy initiatives:
- Financial literacy to promote gender equality and food security
- A financial education strategy based on a better understanding of clients' needs
- Financial education without borders: 5 key success factors