Côte d'Ivoire Transport

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Chapter | Transport from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2018

The transport sector has undergone rapid development in the past few years, and the country is now re-emerging as a leading regional transport centre. Several projects are under way or in the pipeline, such as the expansion of ports in Abidjan and San Pedro, the rehabilitation of the national railway, and increased handling capability at Abidjan International Airport for both cargo and...

Côte d’Ivoire has seen rapid growth since a decade-long bout of civil unrest ended in 2011, registering an average GDP growth rate of 9.3% in the five years to 2016. By far the biggest economy in the UEMOA and the third largest in ECOWAS, the IMF expects GDP expansion in the West African nation to be sustained, forecasting growth of above 7% through to 2019.

L’adoption d’une approche pluri-facettes pour développer les transports urbains ivoiriens devrait permettre de fluidifier la circulation à Abidjan, la capitale commerciale du pays, et d’améliorer les échanges commerciaux à l’échelle nationale et régionale.

La quasi-totalité du commerce intérieur ivoirien s’effectuant par la route, l’Etat s’est fixé comme priorité la rénovation de plusieurs axes clés, et de nombreux projets ont démarré récemment ou ont obtenu les financements nécessaires à leur réalisation.


Despite the large investments targeted at improving transport infrastructure across the country, insufficient investment in infrastructure maintenance over the years, coupled with rising traffic volumes and informality in the transport sector, have kept costs high and performance figures low. According to the World Bank’s logistics performance...


As economic growth opens up new opportunities for the development of domestic industries and attracts foreign direct investment, Côte d’Ivoire’s land transport networks are feeling the pressure. In order to accommodate increased traffic volumes and to further improve connections between urban and rural areas, as well as ease the link between...

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