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Economic Growth and Trade

A man stands in front of of a row of tye-died shirts
Ivorian designer O'sey grows his textile industry with the support of USAID.
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Trade and Investment

USAID supports a regional approach to economic recovery in Côte d’Ivoire, with a focus on increasing trade volume and value and decreasing trade barriers that will help the country embrace the path of economic prosperity.  Through the Trade Africa Initiative, USAID helps export-ready firms in targeted value chains to compete in trade, as well as work with regional partners to attract investment into the region so as to boost regional and global trade. USAID is also providing assistance to the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to meet their obligations under the World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement.  Through Trade Africa, USAID promotes the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA):

  • to expand U.S.-Sub-Saharan African trade and investment,
  • to stimulate economic growth, to promote a high-level dialogue on trade and investment-related issues,
  • to encourage economic integration,
  • and to facilitate sub-Saharan Africa’s integration into the global economy.

In addition, USAID works in partnership with the European Union through the Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development project to promote a community based land tenure management and support best practices in artisanal diamond extraction.


 Power Africa in Côte d’Ivoire

Power Africa was launched in June 2013 as a market-driven, public-private partnership to add 30,000 MWs of new generation capacity and 60 million new connections in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.  Power Africa works with African governments and its 140 public and private sector partners to remove barriers that impede sustainable energy development in sub-Saharan Africa.  

  •  In Côte d’Ivoire, Power Africa works on:
  • Supporting the development of new power generation
  • Improving access to electricity
  • Strengthening the capacity of energy sector institutions
  • Mobilizing Partnerships & Investments

Last updated: May 10, 2018

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