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The Government of Côte d’Ivoire is able to project authority and good governance across its territory to provide security, services, and conditions for economic growth for its people, while remaining accountable, strengthening democracy and protecting human rights.

Over the next five years, U.S. foreign assistance will focus on democracy and governance, security sector reform, and economic recovery, with an emphasis on reconciliation and human rights.  Targeted assistance over the next five years to these critical areas will be the most effective strategy to assist Cote d’Ivoire to recover from the effects of conflict and support the Ivoirian Government’s goal of becoming eligible for a compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Democracy, Human Rights and Governance

Côte d’Ivoire has entered a period of strong growth and development after nearly a decade of conflict and violence.  Peaceful presidential elections and follow-on legislative elections took place in 2015 and 2016.  In order to maintain these economic and political gains, it is critical that the government work to gain the trust of citizens.  USAID, in a bilateral agreement with the Ivoirian government, has been working to strengthen Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance in Côte d’Ivoire since 2012.

Economic Growth: 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.

Economic Growth: Energy

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

Global Health

USAID’s health office works closely with other U.S. Government agencies to help save the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS in Côte d’Ivoire through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  As the largest U.S. monetary investment in the country, USAID’s PEPFAR programs include prevention and treatment, supply chain strengthening, community-based supports for HIV services, including orphans and vulnerable children, and the analysis of strategic information.  Additionally, USAID is undertaking a Family Planning Project to increase demand for and access to quality family planning services; a Water and Sanitation Project to promote sustainable and access to clean water; implementing the Global Health Security Agenda to ensure health preparedness and infectious disease control.  Recently, the United States has launched the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in Côte d’Ivoire. Thanks to this program, USAID will contribute in partnership with national program to effective malaria prevention and control.

Last updated: February 26, 2018

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