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Côte d`Ivoire

  • 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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  • 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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Dr. Anwanzi Ahui working at a desk
Private HIV Clinics Expand Care, Prevention in Côte d’Ivoire
Youth From Neighboring Villages in Abidjan Work to Promote Cohesion between Their Communities
Côte d’Ivoire Youth Work to Overcome Ethnic Divide, Avoid Violence
Resolving land disputes through dialogue
Côte d’Ivoire Villages Resolve Land Disputes Through Dialogue

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: January 30, 2015

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

Jeff Bryan, Development Counselor
Abidjan
Côte d'Ivoire
Phone 
+225 22 49 44 34

USAID Contact

Tiana Martin
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington
, DC 
20523
USA
Phone 
202-712-0571