• Senegal
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Mar 25, 2020
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 8, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Feb 24, 2020

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Project Description
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The proposed project is an investment of up to US$10 million equivalent in XOF in the form of a 5-year senior loan to Union des Mutuelles Alliance de Crédit et d'Epargne pour la Production (UM-ACEP) Senegal, aiming at supporting a successful microfinance institution in Senegal expand its lending operations in the rural finance and MSME space. The project is part of the Phase I of IFC’s Rural Finance Facility (RFF), a platform program being developed by IFC aiming to support financing of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in rural areas, including agri-MSMEs, smallholder farmers (SHFs) and rural value chain operators in FCS and low-income IDA countries, in Africa and the Middle East. The RFF program will be implemented in 2 distinct phases: Phase I will identify and support partner financial institutions (“PFIs”) with an interest in rural finance, and Phase II will focus on supporting farmer cooperatives across multiple value chains to roll-out digitally-enabled finance through partner financial institutions. The project includes mobilization of resources from the IDA PSW Local Currency Fund (IDA-PSW LCF), and a possible mobilization of resources from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), a multilateral mechanism to support sustainable agriculture in developing countries.

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UM-ACEP Senegal
Daouda Fall
+221 33 869 75 50 / 869 75 65
Avenue Bourguiba x Blvd Dial Diop – BP 5817 – Dakar - Senegal


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