The Minister of Economy and Finance Romuald Wadagni, assisted by his staff, received last Tuesday, in Sèmè City, a mission from the regional financial rating agency Wara. The latter is staying in Benin as part of a financial rating process for the country … Just like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which does its seasonal reviews, Benin practices being assessed by financial rating agencies which are completely independent structures. It is in this context that the approach with the Wara agency, which works in Benin, after other international and regional agencies, is part of. This is a field visit for a review of macroeconomic aggregates and structural fundamentals of the Beninese economy. This review will give rise to a report which will be published on the agency’s websites and official channels in Benin and which can be consulted by all. Therefore, it was a meeting where the officials of the various departments of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, under the dome of Romuald Wadagni, communicated information on the economic and financial health of Benin. In fact, this action is part of the desire for transparency in governance advocated by the executive vis-à-vis its fellow citizens and regional and international financial partners. According to Mohamed Amine Sabibi, at the end of the meeting with the Ministry of Economy and Finance, there are grounds for satisfaction with Benin. “We have retained a lot of points that we are delighted with. First of all, there is the progress that Benin has made on its macroeconomic fundamentals, in particular on its investment projects and on inclusive development that places human beings at the center of the development of the State ”he added. he assures. The next step for Wara is to finish the management meeting and then write this year’s note according to his model and based on the information gathered in the process. Then the agency will come back next year for an annual review of Benin’s rating. Maryse Lokossou, Technical Advisor for International Financing to the Minister of the Economy and Finance recalled that Benin has already carried out this type of exercise several times which positions it in the top three of the countries of the Western Economic and Monetary Union. Africa (UEMOA), at the same level as the Ivory Coast and Senegal. “This financial rating is very important since it allows investors to be able to invest in Benin on the basis of criteria which are defined, which are framed and which are the same for all countries” she explained.