• Construction

    OBG’s Construction sector analysis highlights investment opportunities in the infrastructure, residential, commercial and industrial segments. Government policies are reviewed along with labour, materials and land costs, trends in bank lending and the public tendering process.
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Urbanisation is a mega-trend redefining contemporary life in both developed and emerging markets across the world. According to the UN, in 1950, 751m people lived in urban areas; however, by 2018 this number had risen to 4.2bn, equivalent to roughly 55% of the world’s population. By 2050 the UN estimates that this figure will rise to 68%. This...

 

The construction of numerous large infrastructure projects has contributed considerably to economic expansion since 2012. The sector, still mostly driven by public investment, has witnessed significant growth in recent years; its dynamism has attracted international companies, particularly Chinese firms, which have completed several important...

 

What successes has the Presidential Housing Plan seen since its establishment?

 

Although construction of a wide range of commercial units and high-value projects have been completed since 2011, there is a housing shortage of 400, 000-600,000 units across the country, with around 200,000 of these in Abidjan alone. As the population and urbanisation rates grow, demand for housing is rising by an estimated 40,000-50,000...

 

In what ways can sustainable urbanisation be ensured in a city as densely populated as Abidjan?

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2020

The construction of numerous large infrastructure projects has contributed considerably to economic expansion since 2012. The sector’s dynamism has attracted international companies, particularly Chinese firms, which have completed several projects in transport, logistics and energy. With major infrastructure projects nearing completion and others under way, the construction and public works...

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