Cote d'Ivoire - Economic and Social Reform Support Programme (PARES) – Phase II (AFDB-P-CI-KA0-011)

  • Ivory Coast
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 19, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Ivory Coast
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  • Education and Health
  • Energy
  • Industry and Trade
  • Law and Government
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 33.88 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported UA 23,693,969
Converted using 2022-06-13 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 13, 2022

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According to the bank website, the objective of PARES II is to consolidate and deepen the achievements of PARES I by increasing public resources in favor of vulnerable social groups, strengthening the efficiency and transparency of public expenditure to support access to basic social infrastructure and social inclusion. The program takes into consideration the context of COVID-19 by sustaining support to the private sector (SMEs and the informal sector) affected by the health shock and the deployment of the national vaccination plan which aims to achieve collective immunity by vaccinating at least 70% of people over 18 years of age. The program also supports reforms aimed at improving access to energy, rural water, and sanitation infrastructure; as well as cash transfers to households in extreme poverty; youth employment and nutrition. PARES II is consistent with the Bank's Country Strategy Paper for Cote d’Ivoire (CSP: 2018-2022) which is based on two strategic pillars. The two pillars of the CSP are: (i) strengthening of structuring infrastructure and governance, for the competitiveness of the economy and the efficiency of investments; (ii) the development of agro-industrial value chains, for inclusive and sustainable growth. PARES II aims at strengthening public sector governance (prioritization of social infrastructure both in terms of budget preparation and execution; the maturation of investment projects / programs as well as the considering of recurrent costs to ensure its sustainability) and promote social inclusion through actions targeting the most vulnerable segments of the population (cash transfers to households affected by extreme poverty; targeted nutrition programs) and improvement of youth employment and the empowerment of women.

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