Cote d’Ivoire, a West African country bordered by Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ghana, gained its independence from France in 1960. Political turmoil and violence plagued the country from 1999 to 2007, when a peace agreement ended civil conflict. Civil war again broke out from 2010 to 2011 after two competing presidential candidates both claimed victory.
AlassaneOuttara was the internationally recognized winner of the 2010 presidential elections, but then-current President Lauren Gbagbo refused to cede power. A four-month standoff between forces loyal to each candidate caused the death of 3,000 people; the conflict ended in 2011 after French and Ivorian troops overtook the south of the country and arrested President Gbagbo
Since 2013, political dialogue between the leading political party and the opposition party has improved dramatically, and conditions have stabilized. Cote d’Ivoire is the second largest economy in West Africa, and its stability in recent years has led to strong economic growth.
||H.E. Alassane Dramane OUATTARA
||H.E. Mr. Daniel Kablan DUNCAN
||H.E. Amadou Gon COULIBALY
|Minister of Economy and Finance
|Minister of Planning and Development
|g7+ Focal Point
New Deal Implementation
Cote d’Ivoire has been a member of g7+ since 2010. Cote d’Ivoire conducted a national awareness raising campaign on New Deal principles and implementation in 2013, and established a network of local civil society platforms contributing to implementation efforts, including to the development of country indicators for the national Fragility Assessment and to capacity building across civil society.