Côte d'Ivoire Economy

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For more than 50 years, Côte d’Ivoire and Canada have worked together in several areas. Canada supports every national polio vaccination campaign and provides vitamin A and deworming supplements to more than 1.3m Ivorian children. Each year, some 15 Ivorian youth receive a Canadian Francophonie Scholarship to pursue their post-secondary...

 

Once one of Africa’s economic powerhouses, the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire fell on hard times in the 1980s and entered a period of political instability and civil war at the end of the 1990s. The country has largely been at peace since 2011, enjoying some of the highest economic growth rates globally, especially during the period 2012-16. Still...

 

Today, the African continent is home to 60% of the world’s arable land. It has abundant energy resources ranging from hydrocarbons to renewable energies. In addition, four of the world’s 10 most dynamic economies, including Côte d’Ivoire, are on the African continent. By 2050, one in four people of the globe’s population will be African and...

 

As a strong advocate of economic and trade integration in West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire has placed great emphasis on rebuilding and extending region-wide infrastructure networks. Such efforts have the local business community upbeat, with 68% of respondents in the 2019 edition of the Business Barometer: Côte d’Ivoire CEO Survey saying the African...

 

Although they account for the majority of the companies in operation in Côte d’Ivoire, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are confronted with a number of difficulties – similar to most countries in Africa – that prevent them from developing and expanding. Issues include access to credit, low survival rate in the first three years of...

 

On October 24, 2013 the Conference of Heads of State and Government of UEMOA inaugurated an annual review through Act No. 05/2013/CCEG/UEMOA to encourage members to accelerate the implementation of reforms, policies, programmes and community projects within the union. In application of the act’s provisions on the modalities for the review’s...

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