Overview Côte d’Ivoire

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Following President Ouattara’s 2021 re-election for a controversial third term, democratic institutions remain fragile and lack substantial vertical and horizontal accountability. The government managed to bring a certain level of political stability. Yet, there has been a democratic backsliding.

Overall macroeconomic performance has strongly improved due to domestic reforms in public administration and key economic sectors, considerable public investment in rural infrastructure, education and health care. Côte d’Ivoire also managed to attract increased foreign direct investment.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the executive acted swiftly in implementing confinement measures and initiating its crisis management capacities. The government used its good relations with the international community to set up economic response packages.

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