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The ideal time to invest in Côte d'Ivoire is now

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.

One of West Africa’s most dynamic economies, Côte d‘Ivoire, has been showing sustained socio-economic development for years and investors have been flocking to the country. The work of the Ivorian government in support of the private sector has restored a good level of confidence in the continuation of the country's socio-economic development and has encouraged many investors to open their offices and production facilities in Côte d'Ivoire. Still, more private sector investments are needed to create urgently needed jobs, especially for young people, in the country.

With the ‘Programme on Employment and Promotion of SMEs’ in Côte d'Ivoire, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports investment activities that have a high impact on employment in the country. The Programme is part of Invest for Jobs and engages closely with the private sector, in order to accompany corporate involvement with measures that contribute sustainably to socio-economic development through jobs and training opportunities.

To accompany the engagement of Ivorian and European investors in Côte d’Ivoire, the GIZ programme “Global Business Network” together with Invest for Jobs have been working on facilitating access to information on the business environment as well as on specific economic sectors that represent potential investment opportunities.

For this purpose the programmes have designed the “Investors’ Guide – Invest in Côte d’Ivoire”. It is a compilation of information and contacts, meant to:

  • guide companies on their journey to becoming investors,
  • answer questions and address potential concerns, and
  • provide advice to entrepreneurs on the most effective way to operate in Côte d'Ivoire.

If you would like to access the printed version of the guide, please contact the project team:


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.

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