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Côte d`Ivoire

  • Children walk an average of 10 km to school in Côte d'Ivoire, so schools need to be built closer to their homes

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

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

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Promoting Peace and Tolerance through Soccer
International Soccer Competition Unites Côte d’Ivoire
Women get the message out through fashion shows
Fashion Shows Promote Peace in Côte d’Ivoire
A Malinké woman expresses her willingness to make peace with Guéré women.
In Côte d’Ivoire, Women Return to Marketplace After Conflict

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: April 21, 2015

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

Jeff Bryan, Development Counselor
Côte d'Ivoire
+225 22 49 43 16

USAID Contact

Tiana Martin
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
, DC