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IVORY COAST, REGIONAL POWER

An economic hub
in West Africa .

Cote d’Ivoire in numbers

Capital
Abidjan
Political regime
Republic
People
24.37 million inhabitants (World Bank, 2017) including 5.5 million foreigners
Gravity
74.5 hab / km² (World Bank, 2016)
Population growth
2.5% (World Bank, 2017)
Religion (s)
Islam: 42%, Christianity: 34%, Animism: 4%, No religion: 19%, Other religions: 1% (National Institute of Statistics of Côte d’Ivoire, 2014)
Human Development Index
170th / 188 countries (UNDP, 2017)
Transparency International Ranking
108th / 176 countries (2017)
Fertility index
4.9
Life expectancy
Women: 51.2 years old – Men: 49.6 years old (UNDP, 2017)
Literacy
56.87%
Human development
171e / 187 countries (UNDP 2014)
Currency
Franc CFA
Inflation:
2%
GDP per capita
$ 1244
Public debt
49.16% of GDP
Share of main sectors of activity in GDP (DGT, 2018)

    • agriculture: 28%
    • industry: 25%
    • services: 47%

Côte d’Ivoire, a long-standing Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, is a West African country member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Covering an area of ​​322,462 km2, the country is bordered on the north by Mali and Burkina Faso, on the west by Liberia and Guinea, on the east by Ghana and on the south by the Atlantic Ocean. The population is estimated at 26,594,750 inhabitants in 2017. Côte d’Ivoire’s political and administrative capital is Yamoussoukro, although almost all institutions are located in Abidjan, its main economic center.
As the first regional power of Francophone West Africa with 23 million inhabitants and economic growth of 8% per year since 2012, the country bases its growth on solid assets. It is, among other things, a dynamic demography, a robust infrastructure network with the 2nd largest port in sub-Saharan Africa, a diversified agricultural sector (the world’s largest producer of cocoa and among the leading producers of coffee, cotton, rubber), a 520-kilometer seafront and an immense potential for mineral resources.
Under the impetus of His Excellency Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic, Head of State, Ivory Coast leads since 2010, an ambitious policy that intends to make this regional power, an emerging country in 2020. In this perspective, the country successively has two National Development Plans (2012 – 2015 and 2016 – 2020). The execution of the 2012-2015 NDP has allowed the economy to return to strong and sustainable growth (around 9% over the last 4 years after a year 2011 was marked by a 4.1% decline in GDP). attracted investors and contributed to strong job creation over the same period (around 2 million jobs). The 2016-2020 NDP will endorse the results achieved and respond to the strategic challenges needed to initiate a transformative growth of the economy, generating inclusive socio-economic development.