Côte d’Ivoire has seen positive and dynamic developments since the
elections in 2011. The political situation is becoming increasingly
stable, the economy is growing and there is an overall downward trend in
Regardless of which sector you operate in, we can help you harness
the promising investment opportunities that exist in Côte d’Ivoire. We
offer a tailor-made package of advice, contacts and financial support so
that together we can identify and overcome investment obstacles. More
information about our broad range of offerings is available here.
In cooperation with Ivorian partners, we are also developing
attractive business locations, including industrial and business parks,
and promoting specific growth industries. One of the priority areas in
Côte d’Ivoire is technology, particularly information and communications
technology (ICT). However, our activities are not limited to these
Are you a small or medium-sized Ivorian enterprise? We can help you enhance your competitiveness or tap into new markets.
You can find further detailed information about Côte d’Ivoire and the country’s current economic data here:
million US dollars
in foreign direct investment (2020)
economic growth in 2021 (GTAI estimate)
of successful German development cooperation
09.08.2023 - A study commissioned by Invest for Jobs shows that there are considerable opportunities to create jobs and attract investors in the menstrual hygiene sector.
01.06.2023 - The Calls for Proposals by the Facility Investing for Employment (IFE) are open from 1 June to 7 July 2023 in Egypt, Ethiopia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia. A special application category "Climate" is available in three countries.
04.05.2023 - Proposals for projects with a climate impact can be submitted in seven thematic areas. These include renewable energies, energy efficiency, sustainable mobility, and organic agriculture. Applications for the category "Climate" can be submitted for projects in Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, and Tunisia from 1 June 2023.
17.04.2023 - The Facility Investing for Employment will soon launch competition rounds in Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia. The Calls for Proposals are open to projects that have the potential to create a high number of jobs. There will be a special category “Climate” in three countries.
30.01.2023 - The consortium around the company Eranove successfully applied for a grant by the Facility Investing for Employment. The Facility is part of Invest for Jobs. On 26 January 2023, the grant contract for 5.17 million euros was signed in Abidjan. In three years, 14,000 people will attend the various training courses offered by the academy and more than 1,100 jobs are expected to be created.
11.01.2023 - To implement BMZ’s development-policy priority areas in the 20th legislative period and to address changing global challenges, the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation will have a new name and focus. As of January 2023, it will be called Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition".
21.11.2022 - The Facility Investing for Employment has launched a Call for Proposals in Egypt, Ethiopia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia
13.09.2022 - The Facility Investing for Employment (IFE) offers co-financing grants for projects with a high job creation impact. On 21 November 2022, the Facility will launch a Regional Call for Proposals in Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia.
01.06.2022 - The Facility Investing for Employment aims to support the creation of employment opportunities in Africa. It does so by offering co-financing grants for new investment projects with a high job creation impact. The Call for Proposals in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia is open until 30 June 2022.
28.03.2022 - The Facility Investing for Employment offers co-financing grants for projects with a high job creation impact. On 1 June 2022, the Facility will launch a regional Call for Proposals in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tunisia. Private companies and public entities can apply.
18.02.2022 - The Alliance for Product Quality in Africa as part of Invest for Jobs and the GIZ-project ‘Supporting Sustainability Aspects in the Implementation of EU Economic Partnership Agreements (NEW)’ are inviting agricultural advisors in Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Morocco, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa as well as in Tunisia to a three-day webinar series on the new EU organic regulations.
09.02.2022 - The European Commission, the African Union Commission, as well as EU and African business organisations are co-organizing the 7th EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF22) which will mainly take place online. For three days, African and European political and business leaders from various sectors will be brought together to exchange on EU-African trade and investment opportunities. Within the event, Invest for Jobs hosts two interesting workshops about the textile and sustainable mobility sector.
18.01.2022 - In its commitment to promote employment and the private sector in Côte d’Ivoire, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, through Invest for Jobs and Business Scouts for Development, has financed the study “Textile, confection et mode en Côte d’Ivoire” to provide Ivorian and German/European companies with useful information on this promising sector.
20.10.2021 - Coming into force by 1st January 2022, the new EU-organic regulation will entail substantial changes for producers in African countries. Affected companies and those who are generally interested in organic certification are invited to participate in a webinar series hosted by the GfRS between 25th of October and 12th of November 2021. Registration is open until Friday 22nd October.
10.08.2021 - The primary role of any incubator and accelerator is to help developing companies to get through the survival phase by providing resources, access to experts, interaction with other entrepreneurs, and, perhaps most importantly, access to funding. This new guide in French language aims to increase the knowledge and facilitate information on the ecosystem of the incubators and accelerators for start-ups and SMEs in Côte d’Ivoire.
10.08.2021 - The new Investor’s Guide aims to help German, European and African companies to better understand the Ivorian market and to properly utilize the country’s various investment support mechanisms.
18.06.2021 - How can jobs and apprenticeships be created in Africa’s digital service sector? How is the Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" promoting the local digital economy? These and other questions were the focus of the online panel discussion ‘Digitalisation as a driver for employment?’ held by the German Africa Foundation (DAS) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on 20 May.
11.05.2021 - The German Africa Foundation and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) cordially invite you to the online discussion Digitalisation as a driver for employment? How the Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" is generating
employment in Africa through innovative approaches. The event will take place on the 20 May 2021 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm (CEST).
30.11.2020 - The Facility « Investing for Employment » (IFE) aims to support the creation of decent employment opportunities in Africa. It does so by offering co-financing grants for new investment projects with a high job creation impact. IFE officially launched its first call for proposals in Côte d’Ivoire on Monday 30 November 2020.
13.11.2020 - Three finalists of the “Project Pitch” competition of the third edition of the leadership and mentoring program for young women entrepreneurs, African Women of the Future Fellowship (AWF), received the official hand over of material goods on November 13, 2020 at the premises of the Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" in Abidjan. The three young women received technical and professional equipment for a total amount of 7,000 euros.
11.11.2020 - A study conducted by Siemens Stiftung and commissioned by the Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" predicts that social enterprises can provide up to one million new jobs in twelve African countries between 2020 and 2030.
Harness the great investment opportunities that Côte d’Ivoire offers. Our experts will be happy to advise you.
Invest for Jobs responded to the new challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic by reorienting their services for companies extremely swiftly and flexibly. Companies in partner countries of the Special Initiative were therefore quickly provided with effective support through the implementation of economic stabilisation measures. The aim was to ensure business continuity, preserve jobs and secure investment for the time being. To achieve this, Invest for Jobs engaged in close dialogue with local partners. These measures contributed to maintaining the positive trends in the economic development in Côte d’Ivoire throughout the pandemic.
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