Covid Response Report

Côte d’Ivoire has made significant strides on a number of fronts since the end of the civil unrest in 2011. Progress achieved in key sectors such as infrastructure, agriculture and financial services have driven GDP by an average 8% annually since the turn of the decade. On the back of the Covid-19 pandemic, however, economic growth is expected to slow to 1.8% in 2020, down from the initially projected 7.2%. Nevertheless, the public and private sector have worked hand in hand to address some of the immediate challenges that have come about with the pandemic such as access to essential goods and providing support for the country’s health care system and most vulnerable populations. Sustaining such efforts and ensuring a peaceful transition takes place during the year-end presidential elections will be key for the country’s socio-economic prosperity in the short and medium term.