With a population of nearly 22 million inhabitants, a gross national income of over 1,700 USD per person, unique infrastructures in West Africa, and an increasingly diversified economy, Côte d’Ivoire is the number one economy in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), representing 40% of its GDP. Côte d’Ivoire is also the second economic power of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and is the gateway to this large market of 300 million people.
Fully focused on economic development, Côte d’Ivoire’s objective is to join the ranks of emerging countries by 2020. Within this framework, the National Development Plan (NDP 2012 – 2015) devotes nearly 22 billion USD to investment, of which 60% come from the private sector. The new National Development Plan (NDP 2015 – 2020) is being adopted.
This strategy has already proved effective as there are signs of economic growth : + 9.8% in 2013, with a forecasted 10 – 9,10% in 2014 and in the years to come.