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The European Union has some €400 million of ongoing funding being delivered in the Ivory Coast. This supports the country in areas like debt relief, governance, agriculture and the justice sector. In particular the EU is supporting the upcoming elections to the tune of €11 million through the Instrument for Stability (IfS). This package also includes humanitarian support.
The Country Strategy Paper for Côte d'Ivoire (2008-2013) presents the strategic framework for cooperation between the European Commission (EC) and Côte d'Ivoire under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF).
The EU has identified peace building, good governance, social cohesion and social and economic infrastructure as priorities for Côte d'Ivoire's economic and social development.
The EU's cooperation efforts include improving social cohesion and fighting poverty by regenerating social services, in particular in the central, northern and western areas (CNO zone), where health, water and sanitation infrastructures have deteriorated significantly.
The 10th European Development Fund's multiannual indicative programme for Côte d'Ivoire (2008-13) has set aside €254.7 million for these priorities.
The EU recently agreed to deliver a €125 million package, funded by the European Development Fund (EDF), to support reconciliation and economic and social development. Specifically it will go towards:
- Transport, maintaining the road network and rehabilitating one of the most disrupted roads between Ivory Coast and Ghana, helping to get the country moving once again
- Professional training; particularly helping young people to get back into the job market. Several training centres will be rehabilitated and equipped.
- Health, helping to improve healthcare and enable the country's poorest people to access essential medicines.
- Financial and institutional support, especially to improve the national statistic system of the Ivorian budget system to allow for clearer results
- Civil society, especially women and young people's groups. This will help to boost participation in democracy and help the process of national reconciliation.
For further details on projects and programmes in Côte d'Ivoire funded from the European Development Fund and the general budget of the EU, please visit the cooperation section of the website of the Delegation of the European Union to Côte d'Ivoire.
Other sources of information
More information on EU relations with Côte d'Ivoire is available on the pages of the Delegation of the European Union to Côte d'Ivoire.
Information on trade relations with Ivory Coast can be found on the website of the Directorate-General for Trade.
Information on political relations with Ivory Coast can be found on the website of the European External Action Service.