Côte d'Ivoire is on an economic reform drive to make the country a more attractive place to do business.
The west African country is pushing ahead with reforms to boost foreign direct investment (FDI), which has been on the rise since 2012 but remains low in relative and absolute terms compared to other countries in the region. In addition, FDI, mirroring broader economic development, is highly concentrated in the country's economic capital, Abidjan.
The Investment Policy Review focuses on attracting more investment, increasing the value addition derived from it, and ensuring that it is distributed more evenly within the country so as to address the most pressing development issues facing Ivorians.
The IPR analyses, critical regulatory instruments, including but not limited to access to land, taxation, intellectual property and governance, to further improve the framework for investment.
It also proposes an FDI promotion strategy to address the horizontal obstacles affecting the development of agriculture and agro-industry and to improve the effectiveness of existing promotion tools.