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Côte d`Ivoire

  • Village chiefs attend a community meeting with the Ivoirian National Assembly

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  • Workers lay the foundation of a new school in Languibounou, Cote d'Ivoire

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Moto -Taxi drivers promote stability in Bouaké
Motorcycle Taxi Drivers Promote Stability in Côte d’Ivoire
Revealing plaque on a new court house
Renovated Courthouses Strengthen Ivorian Judicial System
Photo Exhibit
Côte d’Ivoire Photo Exhibit: the Price of War, the Rewards of Peace

About Côte d`Ivoire

Since 1999, Côte d’Ivoire has experienced numerous coups d’états and bloody civil conflicts. The current president was elected in free and fair elections, although his predecessor was forced from office. There is now hope for consolidation of the democratic transition and lasting stability. Historically prosperous, Côte d’Ivoire’s economy was significantly disrupted by the years of political turmoil. The country’s relatively good transportation and communications infrastructure, however, is a valuable asset. Most health indicators for Côte d’Ivoire are comparable to the average for sub-Saharan Africa, although both maternal mortality and fertility rate are lower than the regional average. Primary school completion is relatively low, particularly for girls.  The prevalence of HIV in Côte d’Ivoire – 3.4 percent – is high for West Africa, and the justice system struggles to control a high crime rate.

USAID programs are strengthening governance, bolstering democracy, fighting HIV/AIDS and aiding the post-conflict transition.

Last updated: July 14, 2014

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

Jeanne Briggs, Development Counselor
Côte d'Ivoire
+225 22 49 44 34

USAID Contact

Tiana Martin
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
, DC