• 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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The government unveiled the National Development Plan (Plan National de Développement, PND) 2021-25 to improve infrastructure development and support the expansion of the construction sector. This agenda is also expected to attract more public and private investment, and boost exports.


Following the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020 and the subsequent economic impact of the pandemic, Côte d'Ivoire's construction sector helped the economy recover. There has been growing demand for residential properties to house the expanding middle class due to rapid urbanisation. Furthermore, industrialisation has increased the need for larger...


Green bonds are becoming an increasingly popular form of financing worldwide as companies strive to improve their environmental, social and governance practices. Green bonds, or climate bonds, refer to a fixed-income instrument provided for climate-related or environmental projects. Institutions such as the World Bank and the European...


Amid efforts to reduce the carbon footprint associated with the construction industry, there is increasing recognition of the benefits of sustainable and regenerative architecture as a means of lowering emissions. According to the “2019 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction” published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the...


Côte d’Ivoire's real estate sector is growing rapidly as the demand for formal housing in urban areas increases. As the country undergoes industrialisation, developed areas like Abidjan are seeing greater influxes of middle-class populations, expatriates and diaspora communities seeking accommodation.


How would you assess the performance of the construction sector over the last two years?

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