Côte d’Ivoire Country Risk Overview

Friday, May 12, 2017

by Business Council for Africa

Côte d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara is expected to remain in power until 2020 when his two term limit expires. This provides a solid foundation
for current investment prospects, which is particularly impressive against the backdrop of the 2010 political unrest. However, various factors developing in the run-up to the next elections have the potential to impact investment in the country. 


Côte d’Ivoire is an economic and transportation hub for French-speaking West Africa, with its highly developed port at Abidjan and an infrastructure network superior to most other West African countries. Many of its neighbours in the Gulf of Guinea are suffering the effects of the global commodities slump, foreign exchange constraints and challenging power supplies; Côte d’Ivoire has maintained steady economic growth over the last 5 years and
the UK’s Department for International Trade has highlighted agriculture, mining, oil and gas, and infrastructure as areas for investment. 

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