A coast at the Côte d'Ivoire


Côte d’Ivoire

Your opportunities in West Africa’s third-largest economy

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 unemployment.

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 sectors.

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:


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of imports from Germany are accounted by machinery (2022)


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This is how Invest for Jobs supported companies in Côte d’Ivoire during Covid-19 pandemic

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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We are looking forward to hearing from you

Under the Invest for Jobs brand, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has put together a package of measures to support German, European and African companies in investment activities that have a high impact on employment in Africa. The Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" – the official title – offers comprehensive advice, contacts and financial support to overcome investment barriers. The development objective is to work together with companies to create up to 100,000 good jobs and to improve working conditions and social protection in its African partner countries.

Partner countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia.

Find out more about our services for companies, universities, chambers and associations: https://invest-for-jobs.com/en/offers

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