Democracy, Human Rights and Governance
As Côte d’Ivoire works to overcome the effects of years of unrest and conflict, USAID is helping to strengthen governance throughout the country. We assist leaders in developing conflict resolution and cooperation skills to foster renewed trust and effectiveness in government. We work to strengthen the ties between citizens and their government in order to reduce corruption and make the government more responsive to the people. In this crucial period of democratic consolidation, USAID is supporting the development of a multi-party elections system and other important democratic practices.
The Ivoirian justice system is too weak to prosecute crimes committed during the conflict and struggles to administer justice in its aftermath. To support a more secure environment and strengthen the rule of law, we are providing training and technical assistance to improve the functioning of the justice system. USAID activities will also help to educate the public about their legal rights and access to justice.
We are supporting the Ivoirian fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic through efforts to reduce the transmission of HIV and strengthen prevention, care and treatment programs. These activities emphasize country ownership and seek to build sustainable health services. This effort is in partnership with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
Working in Crises and Conflict
An important part of moving past conflict is a process of reconciliation in which groups that once fought against each other find ways to participate in a united society. USAID supports this process by funding messages of peace from leaders and the media. We work to encourage the participation of young people and women, traditionally left out of such activities, in building a more peaceful and inclusive society. Civil society groups are key partners in this effort.
Last updated: May 10, 2013