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Multi-dimensional Review of Côte d'Ivoire

Volume 3. From Analysis to Action

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The Multi-dimensional Review of Côte d'Ivoire aims to support the crafting of a development strategy for Côte d'Ivoire to reach emergence, the status of emergent economy, in 2020. The report recommends that Ivorian authorities focus on diversifying Côte d'Ivoire’s economy towards a more industrialised and modern structure, while supporting the economy’s competitiveness. To achieve this goal, Côte d'Ivoire needs to improve and develop its infrastructure network in the entire territory, encourage private sector investment in particular in SMEs, and improve education levels. A tax system that generates less distortion and more revenue to finance the growing needs of the country will also be required. This report details recommendations for each thematic area aimed at removing obstacles to emergence.

The successful implementation of these reforms will require a more efficient public administration to promote the priority projects, stimulate more changes and ensure the operationalisation of actions. This report also provides a dashboard that tracks progress and provides the basis for the evaluation of changes leading to emergence in 2020.

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Expand infrastructure to support emergence

OECD Development Centre

To become an emerging economy, Côte d’Ivoire must strengthen its infrastructure, in terms both of its quantity and quality. Not everyone has access to essential parts of it (electricity, transport and telecommunications), which hampers growth and development. Besides, the costs of some services (such as transport and telecommunications) that rely on infrastructure are higher than in other emerging countries or relative to average household income, which makes the Ivorian economy less competitive. Becoming an emerging economy is only one stage in development, so Côte d’Ivoire should pay attention to sustained, long-term infrastructure investment, in respect of both government spending and the environment.

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