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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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Opportunities and challenges for emergence

OECD Development Centre

This chapter brings together findings from the three volumes of the Multi-dimensional Review of Côte d’Ivoire. It describes Côte d’Ivoire’s objective of reaching the status of emergent economy/country by 2020, which requires ambitious targets, avoidance of past errors, and the laying of solid development foundations. No universally agreed definition of emergence exists but there is a general agreement that it applies to what used to be called developing countries that have achieved some industrial capacity and are on the path to becoming industrialised nations. Economic development will rely on a balanced economic model for inclusive and sustainable growth relying on structural transformation that creates jobs and extra added value. Enhanced regional co-operation and integration will play a key part in making good use of opportunities in all sectors. Emergence also requires effective and sustainable infrastructure and better access to financing. The workforce will need to be take advantage of high-quality education and suitable skills. A tax policy well adapted to funding public goods and services will also be essential.

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