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Côte d'Ivoire Economic Research Highlights

Côte d'Ivoire’s Investment Promotion Centre enables investment opportunities

Oxford Business Group has now launched The Report: Côte d'Ivoire 2022. This Market Profile video highlights Côte d'Ivoire’s transition to one of the most dynamic economies in the ECOWAS. Thanks to its stable...

COMING SOON:
The Report: Côte d'Ivoire 2024

Côte d’Ivoire’s position among the world’s fastest-growing economies in 2024 is underpinned by a vision of becoming an upper-middle-income economy by 2030. To unlock this private-sector-led future, the government is deepening and diversifying the revenue base across focal and overlooked sectors, including agriculture, energy, manufacturing, services and tourism.

Focus Report: Exploring the role of women and youth in Africa's agriculture sector

The last few years have seen marked developments in the dynamic landscape of African agriculture. The continent’s cultivated land has expanded significantly since 2020, contributing to 52%...

Improving the resilience of Africa’s agriculture sector

Despite being home to 60% of the world’s arable land, Africa has yet to unlock its full agricultural potential. The 2023 edition of the “Agriculture in Africa Focus Report”, produced in partnership with OCP Group...

Economic Analysis: Côte d'Ivoire

Overview

Why Côte d'Ivoire is one of the fastest-growing economies
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Côte d’Ivoire is one of Africa’s most rapidly expanding economies, with significant oil, gas and mineral reserves, a major agriculture sector and a growing and youthful population all driving the country forwards...

Overview

Role of renewables in Côte d'Ivoire's energy mix
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Although Côte d’Ivoire has traditionally based its energy supply on a combination of gas-fired generation and hydropower, the need to fulfil rising demand and make up for years of underinvestment...

Analysis

How Côte d'Ivoire is making cocoa sustainable
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The sustainability of cocoa production in Côte d’Ivoire has become one of the top priorities of both public and private stakeholders. Chief among the segment’s concerns are increasing the incomes of cocoa...

Viewpoint

Eric N’Guessan, Managing Partner, EY Côte d’Ivoire: Viewpoint
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On the advantages of growing levels of digitalisation

Overview

Understanding Côte d'Ivoire's legal framework for companies
OBG
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Economic activity may be carried out directly by a natural person; the economic agent is then referred to as an individual entrepreneur, of which the status of entrepreneur is a variant, resulting from the OHADA...

Overview

How do Côte d’Ivoire’s tax regulations offer investment opportunities?
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In Côte d’Ivoire, the preparation of finance laws traditionally includes a consultation between the private sector and the tax administration. This is an opportunity for companies to initiate tax reforms that...

Why Côte d'Ivoire is one of the fastest-growing economies
Role of renewables in Côte d'Ivoire's energy mix
How Côte d'Ivoire is making cocoa sustainable
Eric N’Guessan, Managing Partner, EY Côte d’Ivoire: Viewpoint
Understanding Côte d'Ivoire's legal framework for companies
How do Côte d’Ivoire’s tax regulations offer investment opportunities?
 

Digital financial inclusion is reshaping payments in Côte d’Ivoire

Already a regional standout in terms of growth and investment inflows, Côte d’Ivoire is striving to become a pioneer in digital financial inclusion...

Côte d'Ivoire Economic Research & Views

Economic News

New cities set to alter investment landscape in Africa

With Africa’s population projected to double by 2050, countries are planning new cities to house increased industrial activity and urban populations, and address the constraints of many of the continent’s mega-cities. New urban developments around the globe are working to tackle issues surrounding population growth, sustainability and economic resilience. In 2015 Egypt announced that it would build a new capital. In addition to administrative offices, the New Administrative Capital is expected to host a stadium...


Economic News

In infographics: Boosting local value added in agricultural commodities in Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire agriculture sector, which accounts for roughly one-fifth of GDP and employs two-thirds of the population, is a core sector of the economy with global significance. The country is a key exporter of cocoa, cashew nuts, palm oil, bananas, coffee, rubber, kola nuts and cotton. Côte d’Ivoire is the world’s leading cocoa producer and shares the title of number-one cocoa grinder with the Netherlands. It is also the top cashew nut exporter and was the leading producer of sweet bananas in 2017. However, relatively little of what the country exports is transformed locally. In the case of cocoa beans, Côte d’Ivoire accounts for 40% of global production but processes less than one-third of its own output locally.


Economic News

African start-ups were a bright spot in the global funding ecosystem in 2022

As rising borrowing costs and recession concerns weighed on global venture capital investment in 2022, Africa’s start-up ecosystem attracted record funding. While most regions experienced double-digit declines in start-up funding last year, Africa posted gains in total investment volume, deals and number of investors. Start-up funding on the continent grew by roughly 5% in 2022, compared to a decline of 62% in Latin America and 39% in Asia Pacific. Globally, venture capital funding was down 35% at $445bn, albeit still well...


CEO Survey Analysis

Global CEO Survey: What is on the horizon for emerging markets?

While the recovery period following the Covid-19 pandemic saw the unlocking of major capital in emerging markets, inflationary pressures, fluctuating commodity prices and geopolitical concerns have since tempered the global economic outlook for 2023. Balancing opportunity and risk has become a priority for shareholders and investors, but emerging markets have remained resilient. Some regions, such as the Gulf, are looking to funnel elevated hydrocarbons revenue into sustainable mega-projects, whereas leaders in Asia...


Economic View

Issa Fadiga, CEO, Banque Populaire de Côte d'Ivoire

On creating an enabling business environment


Economic News

Côte d’Ivoire’s post-pandemic investment strategy

Key reforms are lowering barriers to foreign direct investment (FDI) and improving the ease of doing business in Côte d’Ivoire as the country looks to rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic. The government aims to increase foreign and private investment to 72% of the total and process at least 50% of raw export commodities domestically by 2030...


Economic News

The role of industrial zones in SME growth in emerging markets

As governments across Africa look to bolster the economic potential of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), industrial parks and special economic zones (SEZs) are emerging as key enablers of their development. SMEs are the backbone of the global economy, particularly in emerging markets, where they make up 90% of all businesses and create 50% of all jobs. The impact is higher in Africa, where SMEs employ around 80% of the continent’s workforce. But while SMEs are a major economic driver, there is also significant room for...


Economic News

Are e-money taxes an effective solution for African nations seeking to expand their fiscal reach?

A number of sub-Saharan African countries have sought to introduce taxes on electronic transactions, in response to a sustained uptake prompted by the pandemic. While such moves have been met with criticism, they represent an opportunity to significantly boost tax revenue. Covid-19 and its knock-on effects gave rise to a sharp increase in electronic payments across the African continent – a trend that is set to continue. In parallel to this, public finances in the region have taken a significant hit, as revenue from tax and exports...


Vidcast

Private Equity and Venture Capital’s role in Africa’s economic recovery scenario

Bernardo Bruzzone, Africa Regional Editor at Oxford Business Group (OBG), recently held a discussion with Alexis John Ahyee, Executive Director for West and Central Africa of HEC Paris, and with Nadia Kouassi Coulibaly, Head of Research of African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA). The topics that were touched upon in this discussion included the evolution in recent years of Private Equity and Venture Capital in the African continent and the role of these mechanisms as a source of financing in the context of...


The Report: Côte d'Ivoire 2022

After achieving a region-leading economic recovery in the decade since political stability was established, future growth and industrialisation strategy will continue to be shaped by the National Development Plan...

Côte d'Ivoire within Africa: Regional Focus Reports

Focus Report

Focus Report: How Special Economic Zones are shaping Africa's industrial landscape

As Africa embraces the transformative power of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Special Economic Zones (SEZs) emerge as pivotal catalysts for regional economic growth.

ESG Intelligence Report

Report: How can West and Central Africa use ESG to boost value-added activities in special economic zones?

Several West and Central African countries have incorporated the UN Sustainable Development Goals in their respective economic growth strategies, driven by a desire from both public and private...

Focus Report

Focus Report: Post-pandemic trends and opportunities on African stock exchanges

Although stock exchanges on the continent were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, recovery is starting to take shape. The crisis underlined the need to build resilience and diversify the investor base...

Focus Report

Focus Report: How can agriculture in Africa meet the challenges of the future?

While Africa has the potential to feed the world’s population in the coming years, in order to accomplish this, land must be developed sustainably by addressing pressing issues such as deforestation and...

Focus Report

Focus Report: How are GRC trends evolving in West and Central Africa?

Business environments around the world are changing in response to new investor demands, moving towards tighter regulations and greater transparency. This Focus Report explores the...

Focus Report

Focus Report: Investment opportunities in African economic zones

Economic zones in Africa have had a significant impact on trade volumes across the continent, as well as on job creation and foreign direct investment inflows. The African Continental Free Trade Area...

Focus Report

Focus Report: Investment opportunities in West Africa's health sector

With over 391m inhabitants in 2019, West Africa is home to nearly 37% of the sub-Saharan population, but with the exception of South Africa, the subregion relies almost entirely on imports to meet its medical...

Focus Report

Focus Report: How is Africa positioned as a destination for data centres?

With a large youth population and growing network penetration, Africa has demonstrated its ability to innovate and technologically leapfrog mature markets. Multiple data centre clusters have emerged in recent...

Focus Report: How Special Economic Zones are shaping Africa's industrial landscape
Report: How can West and Central Africa use ESG to boost value-added activities in special economic zones?
Focus Report: Post-pandemic trends and opportunities on African stock exchanges
Focus Report: How can agriculture in Africa meet the challenges of the future?
Focus Report: How are GRC trends evolving in West and Central Africa?
Focus Report: Investment opportunities in African economic zones
Focus Report: Investment opportunities in West Africa's health sector
Focus Report: How is Africa positioned as a destination for data centres?
 

Beyond Côte d'Ivoire: Economic Analysis from African Nations

Growth & Recovery Video

Djibouti’s plan for sustainable economic growth

This Growth & Recovery Outlook video highlights Djibouti’s growth trajectory and potential moving forwards. The country has experienced strong economic expansion in recent years, driven...

Focus Report

Focus Report: How are Libya's free zones incorporating ESG norms into their business practices?

Given the supply chain disruptions since the Covid-19 pandemic, investment in ports and free zones has become more crucial to the global economy and the resilience of trade. With transport one of the...

Market Profile Video

Highlights from The Report: Nigeria 2022

Nigeria is the biggest economy in Africa and has one of the largest proven oil reserves in the continent according to the World Bank. The country has developed an investment-friendly business climate...

Market Profile Video

Highlights from The Report: Ghana 2022

Marking 10 years of Oxford Business Group’s coverage of the country, The Report: Ghana 2022 details how the West African nation navigated the Covid-19 pandemic crisis and has emerged in a position of comparative...

Global Platform

Industrialisation is key to Africa's integration and future economic growth

In this Global Platform video Kojo Aduhene, CEO of LMI Holdings, emphasises the importance of industrialisation for the African continent, as well as the key role the private sector can play in...

Growth & Recovery Video

Highlights from our Morocco Economic Recovery Report

Oxford Business Group has recently launched its “Morocco Economic Recovery Report”, produced in partnership with the Moroccan Agency for the Development of Investment and Exports (AMDIE)...

Focus Report

Focus Report: How Benin is attracting investment through industrial transformation

Although Benin is known as a cotton producer and is actively working to boost value-added activities in the textiles and garments sector, the country has also been looking to increase its industrial footprint...

Focus Report

Focus Report: Misurata Free Zone positions itself as a gateway to Africa

As a free zone operating outside of Libyan domestic trade legislation, Misurata Free Zone (MFZ) is seeking to leverage its competitive advantages – including complete exemption from national commercial...

Djibouti’s plan for sustainable economic growth
Focus Report: How are Libya's free zones incorporating ESG norms into their business practices?
Highlights from The Report: Nigeria 2022
Highlights from The Report: Ghana 2022
Industrialisation is key to Africa's integration and future economic growth
Highlights from our Morocco Economic Recovery Report
Focus Report: How Benin is attracting investment through industrial transformation
Focus Report: Misurata Free Zone positions itself as a gateway to Africa
 

Rethinking the future of the agriculture sector through sustainability and modernisation

For many countries across Africa, agriculture remains one of the most important sectors of the economy. Agriculture accounts for 14% of total GDP in sub-Saharan Africa, and a majority of the continent’s...

ESG Analysis - Côte d'Ivoire & Beyond

Economic News

Capacity expansion supports Djibouti’s efforts to realise its green power potential

Efforts in Djibouti to increase energy capacity and accelerate the shift from hydrocarbons to renewables moved forwards in September 2023 with the inauguration of the Ghoubet wind farm.


Economic News

Creative climate finance in Africa

While uncertainty abounds in global energy markets amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, African leaders are increasingly looking to the private sector to finance investment in clean energy ahead of the COP27 UN Conference on Climate Change, to be held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in November 2022. The COP27 agenda will consider more than 140 projects in Africa, 19 of which are considered ready for implementation and investment, including four in Egypt that carry an estimated cost of $17.4bn but need additional private...


CEO Survey Analysis

ESG CEO Survey: Is the board room getting greener?

Across government departments, corporate board rooms and management meetings, the implementation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies is at the forefront of current planning. It is not just a symbolic tick in the box either. Shareholders and investors are increasingly factoring ESG strategy and trajectory into their decision-making, and consumers are similarly becoming more aware of the fairness and sustainability of the goods they use, the clothes they wear and the services they pay for...


ESG Intelligence Report

Report: The road to a zero-emission automotive industry in the Middle East and Africa

Automotive stakeholders are increasingly aware that the business-as-usual scenario that has sustained the industry for more than 100 years is no longer tenable. Regulatory changes and emissions-reduction targets at the national and global level are spurring a pivot to low-carbon and zero-emissions vehicles. This transition requires a period of intense innovation to develop new technologies that make electric vehicles (EVs) appealing, safe, reliable and affordable. Beyond R&D and production, automakers have a role to play in...


Economic News

Can West Africa lead the way in creating a more sustainable textiles industry?

With textiles and fashion expected to constitute an important post-Covid-19 growth driver for West Africa, stakeholders and key players in the industry are exploring ways to implement sustainable practices and make the sector more environmentally friendly. While one might not instinctively include it among the world’s heaviest polluters, the textile and fashion industry is a key contributor to climate change, accounting for around 10% of global carbon emissions. Indeed, with pre-pandemic annual emissions of 1.2bn tonnes...


Economic News

Can the global energy transition boost Africa’s Covid-19 recovery?

Covid-19 and the resulting fall in oil prices and demand has helped to accelerate a global shift towards renewable energy. While a number of sub-Saharan African countries continue to rely heavily on fossil fuels, the region is expected to benefit from the growing market for minerals central to this shift. The move towards renewable energy technologies is likely to result in a significant drop in global demand for hydrocarbon fuels like coal, oil and gas. In a sign of the impact that the pandemic could have on the energy market...


ESG Intelligence Report

Report: How can Saudi Arabia finance sustainable industrial development?

Guided by the Vision 2030 strategy for diversification, rapid advancements are being made in Saudi industry, mining, logistics and renewable energy. As the Kingdom works towards reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, corporations and supporting bodies such as the Saudi Industrial Development Fund are taking actions to reduce their carbon footprints and adopt clear environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies to ensure future expansion is sustainable and inclusive. Growth in strategic sectors can have positive...


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