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Proparco’s Trade Finance Programme: a concrete solution to supply challenges

Emmanuel Haye Proparco
Valentine Le Clainche Proparco
Margaux Chevrier Proparco
Port de Douala
Financing international trade through the banking system is essential to facilitating trade between countries. While this type of financing is readily available in developed economies, certain Southern countries are experiencing chronic shortages. On the African continent, for example, the supply of essential goods, especially cereals, represents a specific challenge and is particularly dependent on trade flows (intercontinental as well as internal to Africa) which need to be facilitated to safeguard the Continent’s food security. This is exactly what Proparco’s Trade Finance guarantee programme aims to do.
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Development finance institutions: major players in Africa’s post-Covid recovery

Guillaume Barberousse Proparco
Emmanuel Haye Proparco
For the past two years, Proparco and its European counterparts have been on the front line in tackling the economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Through record financial commitments and a wide range of tools, DFIs have deployed an extensive recovery plan in Africa to support the financial sector and MSMEs. They have been effectively fulfilling their countercyclical role in this difficult economic context.
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