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Cote d'Ivoire : From Crisis to Sustained Growth -- Priorities for Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity

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Abstract: This systematic country diagnostic is structured in two main parts, one backward looking and the other forward looking. The backward-looking analysis aims to draw lessons on the determinants of poverty and sustainable and inclusive growth from (a) stakeholder consultations; (b) a poverty profile; (c) a jobs profile; and (d) a review of Cote d’Ivoire’s experience, and a comparison with Ghana and Sri Lanka, countries with similarities to Côte d’Ivoire, but with different growth trajectories. The poverty analysis shows that over the past 25 years, poverty has deepened considerably, in particular in rural areas in the North and West. While the fall in cocoa prices played an important role, consequences of the price shock were amplified by political and social crisis and cuts in social expenditure. The main employment challenge faced by Cote d’Ivoire is a high concentration of employment in low-productivity occupations, such as agricultural and non-agricultural self-employment, particularly among the poor, women and those living in rural areas. Very few individuals hold formal wage jobs, and those who do are concentrated among the more educated in urban areas. In the near- and medium term, job creation will benefit significantly from growth in the self-employment and micro-enterprise sectors. The analysis concludes that Cote d’Ivoire’s poor performance can be attributed to its response regarding four sets of policy issues: (a) lack of agricultural development and diversification; (b) lack of structural transformation into agro-business and non-agrobusiness led by the private sector; (c) inequitable social policies; and (d) lack of good governance. Based on this analysis, the forward-looking part outlines Côte d’Ivoire’s strategic pathways out of poverty, better jobs creation through private sector-led growth and human capital development, and the prerequisites for achieving those goals. For better jobs creation, the main pathways are increased agricultural productivity and diversification into agribusiness and other types of industries. Addressing constraints under these pathways, in particular access to finance, will also promote microenterprises and self-employment. For human capital development, the main pathways are increased and higher quality social spending and an effective social safety net. The last chapter prioritizes key binding constraints and discusses knowledge gaps.
Type: Report
Country Focus :: Country Assistance Strategy Document
Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10986/23106
Subject: TARIFFS
CAPITAL MARKETS
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT
GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
ECONOMIC GROWTH
PEOPLE
MARKET DISTORTIONS
POLICY ENVIRONMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
REDUCING EMISSIONS
ECONOMIC WELFARE
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
PRODUCERS
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
PROPERTY RIGHTS
FINANCIAL RESOURCES
TIMBER
RESOURCE ALLOCATION
LABOR FORCE
EMISSIONS
POLITICAL ECONOMY
REVENUES
CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS
INCENTIVES
HEALTH
EQUILIBRIUM
MODELS
PRIVATE PROPERTY
AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT
AUDITS
DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
FISCAL POLICIES
EXPLOITATION
CLIMATIC CONDITIONS
ARABLE LAND
LABOR COSTS
OIL
FOOD POLICY RESEARCH
POPULATION GROWTH
LABOR PRODUCTIVITY
OPTIONS
NURSES
SPATIAL PATTERNS
QUOTAS
DEBT
ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY
POLLUTION
FORESTRY
PUBLIC HEARINGS
ECONOMIC POLICIES
PRICE SUBSIDIES
NATURAL RESOURCES
METALS
MORTALITY
SUBSIDIES
EFFICIENCY
FISHING
FOOD PRODUCTION
TAXES
LAND USE
EFFECTIVE USE
CAPITAL CONSTRAINTS
RESOURCES
UNEMPLOYMENT
EQUITY
DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION
CONSUMPTION
PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH
RURAL COMMUNITIES
WAGES
CLIMATE CHANGE
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
VALUES
MARKET PRICES
CREDIT
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
PURCHASING POWER
DEFORESTATION
DEMAND
MINES
NATIONAL INCOME
SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
PUBLIC EXPENDITURES
EXPENDITURES
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION
PROPERTY
TAX RATES
AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS
NUTRITION
TRANSACTION COSTS
ENVIRONMENT
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
ECONOMIC SITUATION
WEATHER PATTERNS
ECONOMICS
TERMS OF TRADE
ECONOMIC FACTORS
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
PHYSICIANS
TRADE
LAND
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
DRINKING WATER
COMMERCIAL BANKS
COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE
FARMS
OIL RESERVES
WATER POLLUTION
REVENUE
HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
RISK MANAGEMENT
LIVING CONDITIONS
ECONOMISTS
ENVIRONMENTAL
PRODUCTION PATTERNS
PROFITS
LABOR MARKETS
HEALTH SERVICES
PRICES
CONSUMER PROTECTION
PRODUCTION COSTS
ECONOMIES
PUBLIC GOODS




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