Responsible Inclusive Finance Facility for Sub-Saharan Africa (RIFF-SSA)

General Information about the RIFF-SSA

The purpose of the RIFF-SSA is to strengthen the social and environmental performance management (SEPM) practices, including client protection practices, of financial institutions in sub-Saharan African.

To that end, the RIFF-SSA offers trainings to all types of stakeholders in inclusive finance and provides co-financing to financial service providers for certain activities.  The RIFF-SSA will also develop a select number of new SEPM resources to highlight learnings from the field.

  • Introduction to responsible inclusive finance
  • Client protection assessment
  • Social audits using the SPI tool
  • Capacity building for technical assistance providers on certain elements of SEPM
  • Social audit using the SPI tool
  • Client protection assessment
  • Digital readiness assessment
  • Upgrade project designed by the provider
  • Specialized training for the provider on an aspect of SEPM of its choosing
  • Client protection certification and/or social rating

The RIFF-SSA has funding in 2024 for only the following nine countries:

  1. Bénin
  2. Burkina Faso
  3. Chad
  4. Guinée-Bissau
  5. Ivory Coast
  6. Mali
  7. Niger
  8. Sénégal
  9. Togo

If your organization is not located in one of those nine countries, please do not apply to the RIFF-SSA for the remainder of this year. At year end, we will post to this webpage news about funding for 2025.

To contact the RIFF-SSA, please email

Thank You to Our Generous Funders

The Responsible Inclusive Finance Facility for Sub-Saharan Africa (RIFF-SSA) is managed by SPTF and funded by the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC) and the Government of Luxembourg via The Financial Inclusion Fund administered by the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft
Luxembourg Aid and Developmemt