One of the major projects the African Development Bank is implementing in Ivory Coast supports sustainable and diversified agricultural production. Photo by: AfDB
After being declared winner of contentious elections in 2010 that led to a seven-monthlong political crisis, President Alassane Ouattara was able to stabilize the political and social situation in the Ivory Coast.
Legislative and local elections were held successfully in 2011 and 2013, and the process to disarm, demobilize and re-integrate 65,000 ex-combatants is slated to be completed this year. The economy, meanwhile, is estimated to have grown 8.9 percent in 2013 and projected to improve 9.8 percent in 2014. Growth is due mainly to increased private investments, the implementation of key projects, the reform of cocoa-coffee sector and the recovery of oil and gas production.
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