Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

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Country Overview

With a population of 22 million and a GDP of US$40 billion, Côte d'Ivoire is the second largest economy in West Africa after Nigeria and is critical to the overall development of the sub-region. Despite being classified as a lower-middle-income country with a gross national income (GNI) per capita of $1,540 (Atlas method) in 2017, Côte d'Ivoire is richly endowed with natural resources. The country holds the title of the world's leading producer of cocoa and cashew nuts, and oil and gas exploration is underway. 

The economic structure is dominated by Services, with 47 percent of real GDP and Industry, 24 percent, including 12 percent for Manufacturing, while Agriculture accounts for 18 percent [1]. 

[1] Based on last 5-year average (Economic Intelligence Unit database, July 2018).

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Current Projects

The Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) has actively supported development in Côte d'Ivoire across various sectors. In microfinance, ISFD has contributed to the National Participative Microfinance Facility, fostering financial inclusion. Healthcare initiatives include cataract treatment campaigns through AFAB Program and integrated nutrition and early childhood development programs through Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF). Additionally, ISFD has supported water and sanitation improvements with the LLF-Fecal Sludge Management project, and broader community development through a Post-Conflict Reconstruction project.

11,000,000 Total ISFD Contributions
National Participative Microfinance Facility and Capacity Building Project