Economic Snapshots

In the five years since the end of civil unrest, Côte d’Ivoire’s economy has rebounded. The IMF estimates that GDP increased by an annual average of 9% between 2012 and 2015, and that real GDP growth reached 8% in 2016. Progress on several major infrastructure projects has helped sustain solid economic growth, and the 2016-20 National Development Plan is set to play a pivotal part in Côte d’Ivoire’s bid to achieve emerging economy status before the end of the decade. While the country does face structural challenges, including job creation and unequal development, it has nonetheless managed to sidestep many of the problems that have slowed other major African markets.

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