Franc zone and development financing
The Franc Zone and Development Financing Studies Division of the Banque de France conducts, on behalf of the State, specific activities linked to relations with franc zone member countries. These activities were set out in the Agreement signed between the Bank and the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry on 29 March 1994 and revised on 16 June 2011.
In this capacity, the Banque de France:
- carries out all studies on franc zone countries,
- draws up and publishes the “annual report for the franc zone” in association with the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) and the Central Bank of the Comoros (BCC),
- provides the secretariat for the half-yearly meetings of the Finance Ministers of the franc zone.
This section describes the different tasks assigned to the Banque de France in the following areas: