COTE D'IVOIRE - E-Government Strengthening Support Project (PARAE) (AFDB-P-CI-GB0-005)

  • Ivory Coast
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Voting Date
Jul 5, 2023
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Government of Ivory Coast
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 82.12 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 117.42 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Aug 14, 2023

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According to the Bank’s website, the proposed operation is a Seventy-five million Euros (EUR 75 million) AfDB loan to the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire to finance the E-Government Strengthening Support Project (PARAE). This operation aims at the development of e government services. The goal is to simplify administrative documentation by enabling users (both natural and legal persons) to use smart processes in a more favourable business climate. More specifically, the objective is to set up an Integrated Administration Network (IAN) to promote the pooling of access to the network and services of the State of Cote d'Ivoire. The convergence around the network directly concerns the State's data centres, central administrations and decentralized services. The new IAN-backed services will improve the efficiency of government infrastructure deployments and operations, as well as the development of interdepartmental and governmental projects. By facilitating citizens' access to digital transactions, the project will help to bring citizens closer to the public authorities, whether local or central, and to lay the foundations for a vigorous economic revival in view of the impacts of the accumulation of global crises (health, climate, economic, etc.). Its design is based on four components: (i) Low carbon digital infrastructure; (ii) Digital Uses; (iii) Support Actions; (iv) Project Management. The project is expected to be implemented over 52 months.

The project's overall objective is to improve governance, quality and coverage of public services offered to citizens through the digitalisation of administrative procedures. The specific objectives of this operation are to strengthen the productivity of the Ivorian administration with a reduction in the costs and delays in administrative transactions for the benefit of the three economic operators, i.e. individuals, companies and the administration itself (central, decentralised and local).

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