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Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance

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While Côte d’Ivoire has entered a period of strong growth after nearly a decade of conflict, additional development challenges remain around post-conflict issues related to political consensus, reconciliation, and security. Côte d’Ivoire is preparing for pivotal nationwide presidential elections in October 2020.  It is critical that the government maintain the economic and political gains, and improve the trust of citizens. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supports the Government of Cote d’Ivoire in the area of Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance. The $11.2 million Political Transition and Inclusion program, implemented through a consortium led by the National Democratic Institute (NDI), includes CARE, Internews and ten local civil society organizations and seeks to improve the Ivoirian government’s inclusivity, responsiveness, and accountability to citizens’ needs and concerns in order to increase citizen confidence in the state, particularly for youth and women to establish lasting conditions for stability.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supports the Government of Cote d’Ivoire in the area of Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance. The $11.2 million Political Transition and Inclusion program, implemented through a consortium led by the National Democratic Institute (NDI), includes CARE, Internews and ten local civil society organizations and seeks to improve the Ivoirian government’s inclusivity, responsiveness, and accountability to citizens’ needs and concerns in order to increase citizen confidence in the state, particularly for youth and women to establish lasting conditions for stability.

USAID will support transparent, credible elections; increase the participation of youth and women in the political process; and strengthen community resilience in marginalized areas around unaddressed post-conflict grievances including addressing the spill-over from the regional conflict in Burkina Faso and Mali.  

 These efforts will contribute to a key goal of the U.S. Mission in Côte d’Ivoire: Improved governance and increased participation in the nation’s political dialogue as prerequisites to durable national stability and a growing economy. 

Last updated: August 23, 2019

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