Côte d’Ivoire’s Regional Integration and Trade Support Programme ​​​​​

The Project at A Glance

Côte d’Ivoire is a developing country whose growth prospects are currently favorable. The recovery plan put in place by the government greatly contributed to raising the growth rate of the country and initiated the country’s economic recovery. International Economics participated in drafting and supporting the formulation of a National Export Strategy, including five-year strategic plan.

What We Found

While improvement in the business environment in Côte d’Ivoire was noticed, the current situation in the country is nonetheless worrying. The problem lies at the level of the business environment in Côte d’Ivoire and appears to be a major concern and currently constitutes a brake on the economic development of the country and the improvement of its competitiveness. The complex economic and political context has largely influenced the development of the National Export Strategy (NES). This strategy reflects the aspirations of the public and private sectors, and is the result of broad, inclusive and participatory consultations. The primary objective of this document is to provide the Ivorian Government with a roadmap for the growth of the country’s exports.

Our Strategy and Impact

The objective of the project was to improve Côte d’Ivoire’s business environment, strengthen its economy’s competitiveness, and facilitate its integration in regional and global economies, through drafting and support the formulation of a National Export Strategy (NES), including strategic plans over five years. Our Team facilitated the process of developing the National Strategy (NES) for Côte d’Ivoire, it was expected that the NES would have a strong influence on the future orientation of trade-related technical assistance in Côte d’Ivoire.

Our Core Solutions

While the poor quality of the business environment partly explains the difficulties faced by Côte d’Ivoire in pursuing its objective of developing export competitiveness, other factors – internal and external – also come into play. The design process of the NES focused on internal factors and in particular the various constraints relating to supply capacity, the quality of the business environment, the capacity to penetrate regional and international markets and social constraints. and environmental. Our Team facilitated the process of developing the National Strategy (NES), including strategic plans over five years, for Côte d’Ivoire, to improve country’s business environment, strengthen its economy’s competitiveness, and facilitate its integration in regional and global economies .

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