Côte d'Ivoire Transport

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2020

Côte d’Ivoire’s transport sector has attracted significant attention in recent years due to the extensive...

Côte d’Ivoire is an economic powerhouse in West Africa, posting average growth of 8% between 2011 and 2018. However, the rate of GDP growth in real terms fell to 6.7% in 2019 and is expected to contract to 2.7% in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent widespread shutdowns. Looking to the future, the IMF expects growth to rebound to 8.7% in 2021, highlighting the country’s economic resilience. 

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Roads are a key component of Côte d’Ivoire’s transport infrastructure – not only for its substantial population, estimated to exceed 25m, but also for the transportation of goods, as roads handle the vast majority of total internal cargo volume. While Côte d’Ivoire boasts one of West Africa’s most expansive road networks and has benefitted...

 

Around the globe the urban transportation sector is seeing rapid expansion, driven by economic growth and demographic shifts towards urbanisation. Politicians, urban planners and private sector actors are working together to find solutions to reduce congestion and increase the speed and efficiency of urban transport. As cities grow and urban...

 

In what ways has operational efficiency at the Port of Abidjan been improved?

 

Côte d’Ivoire’s transport sector has attracted significant attention in recent years, due to the extensive infrastructure projects that are under way throughout the country, concurrently enhancing air, sea, rail and road connectivity. These projects are set to enable greater passenger flows and increased cargo capacity.

Côte d’Ivoire is an economic powerhouse in West Africa, posting average growth of 8% between 2011 and 2018. However, the rate of GDP growth in real terms fell to 6.7% in 2019 and is expected to contract to 2.7% in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent widespread shutdowns. Looking to the future, the IMF expects growth to rebound to 8.7% in 2021, highlighting the country’s economic resilience. 

En Côte d’Ivoire, où la croissance économique se poursuit, l’urbanisation rapide et l’augmentation de la population devraient conduire le pays à entamer d’importants chantiers de modernisation des infrastructures de transport et des infrastructures urbaines, selon un nouveau rapport de la Banque Mondiale publié fin février. De son côté, le gouvernement ivoirien soutient plusieurs initiatives destinées à combler les insuffisances en la matière.

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