Burkina Faso – Coris Bank International - Line of Credit

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Nov 2016
Signature Date 14 Jul 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Finance
DAC Sector Code 24030
Commitment U.A 30,402,675.44
Status Implementation

Project General Description

This project consists in providing Coris Bank International (CBI) with a € 38 million credit line in medium and long-term resources and supporting it in its expansion process. The project is expected to increase CBI's medium and long-term financing capabilities to its preferred clientele of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises / Small and Medium Industries (SMEs / SMIs) by improving the level of its coverage ratio long-term jobs by resources of the same nature. Thus, the funds will be used primarily to finance the capital needs of 45 companies including 33 SMEs / SMIs operating mainly in the sectors of agricultural products processing and services (health, education, security) and 3 Microfinance Institutions (MFIs). In addition, the project will help combat youth unemployment, which is generally one of the main factors of political and social instability.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to strengthen the financial base of the CBI through the provision of long-term resources to facilitate access to medium and long-term credit for Burkinabè private sector enterprises.


The main beneficiaries of the project are Small and Medium Enterprises / Small and Medium Industries (SMEs / SMIs) and MFIs. In addition, it will benefit the Burkinabè Government through (i) the additional taxes and levies on income collected from enterprises receiving financing provided by the ADB and (ii) dividends paid to parastatals, additional taxes payable by the IWC itself.

Participating Organization

Coris Bank International
African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-BF-HA0-001
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Oura Rosine Felicite DIGUIMBAYE-BLAH
Email r.blah@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burkina Faso
Coordinates Location Name
12.5 -1.66667 Burkina Faso
12.3657 -1.53388 Ouagadougou