Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91770
Authors: 
Constant, Amelie F.
Tien, Bienvenue N.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Policy Paper 30
Abstract: 
Côte d'Ivoire is the world’s largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans, it accounts for 40% of the WAEMU's output, and 11% of its population are immigrant workers. Any political instability in the country will not only affect the domestic economy, but it will also affect the international trading markets. In addition, it will affect the West Africa region through trading of goods, through migration and the financial and banking sectors. With the new President sworn in on May 21, 2011, the political crisis is officially over. Real national reconciliation, however, will take much longer to happen. Serious economic issues need to be addressed, the country has high public debt, and its small and medium enterprises – the backbone of the economy – are severely hit. Côte d'Ivoire lags behind other developing countries in its preparedness and economic performance towards the Knowledge Economy, its educational sector is underperforming and powerless in producing a competitive labor force. Can the new President heal wounds and make the country flourish again?
Subjects: 
immigra
regional economics
Africa
economic development
education
national budget
public economics
government policy and regulation
international relations
conflict resolution
macroeconomic policy
trade
international migration
remittances
JEL: 
D7
E6
F1
F2
F5
G38
H1
H63
I2
O55
R10
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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