Past eventResearch Event

Côte d'Ivoire’s Future: Next Steps in Development and Democracy

14 September 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Chatham House, London


HE Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Prime Minister, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
Chair: James Duddridge MP, UK Minister for Africa (2014-16)



Almost seven years after the post-elections crisis of 2010-11, the outlook for Côte d'Ivoire is largely positive: investments in infrastructure and service delivery, together with an improved business climate, have helped to strengthen its macroeconomic trajectory. However, these gains risk being undermined by political rifts, slow institutional development and socio-economic divisions. To make Côte d'Ivoire’s impressive growth rate sustainable, the government must focus on skills development and economic diversification, as well as broadening the country’s political space, addressing grievance and pursuing security sector reform.
At this event, Côte d’Ivoire Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly will offer his perspective on priorities for the country’s political and economic transformation. He will discuss the government’s vision for developing a middle-income economy by 2020, and the necessary changes to ensure future stability and democratic growth.