Economic cooperation: the World Bank Group will support the implementation of Côte d'Ivoire's "Vision 2030" program

The Director General of Operations of the World Bank, Axel van Trotsenburg, announced on July 14, 2021 in Abidjan, his institution's support for the implementation of Côte d'Ivoire's "Vision 2030" development program.


 


It was after a hearing granted to him by Prime Minister Patrick Achi and the signing of agreements relating to the Project for the Promotion of Competitive Value Chains for Employment and Economic Transformation (PCCET).


 


“I spoke with the Prime Minister on the state of relations between Côte d'Ivoire and the World Bank. I can confirm it to you, we have a long-standing relationship which is excellent. Today we signed a $ 200 million agreement to promote jobs. We want to actively support the Ivory Coast in the implementation of the presidential program "Vison 2030", with a view to the structural transformation of the country, "said van Trotsenburg.


 


The Head of Government praised the commitment of the World Bank Group to Côte d'Ivoire and recalled the extraordinary economic performance obtained by the country in recent years.


 


In order to maximize the effects of this growth, he said, Côte d'Ivoire will need to create more jobs of better quality and more productive, especially in the agricultural sector and in agro-industry, for the benefit of women and young people. Anything that justifies, according to him, this financial support from the World Bank.


 


After the signing of the financing agreement with the Ivorian Minister of Economy and Finance, Adama Coulibaly, the Director of World Bank Operations in Côte d'Ivoire, Coralie Gevers, also initialed the project agreement with the Ivorian party represented by the Director General of the Caisse de Dépôt et de Consignation, Lassina Fofana.


 


Source: Prime Minister