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Monday, 02 October 2017

The EU assesses its cooperation with Côte d’Ivoire

On Wednesday, the European Union organised a seminar on an interim report on the evaluation of its cooperation with Côte d’Ivoire. Carried out by a team of independent consultants over the period 2007–2015, this evaluation aims to improve the policies and practices of the European Union in order to enable it to increase the impact of its cooperation with Côte d’Ivoire. According to the report, the consolidation of peace, good governance and strengthening of the state have been key objectives for the EU throughout the reporting period. The EU thus supported Côte d’Ivoire through the process of emerging from the crisis and rebuilding the country, thanks to the organisation of elections, support for the demobilisation and reintegration into society of former fighters, restoring the physical presence of the State across the national territory, and relaunching the public health service. However, the report points out that there have been major obstacles to the effectiveness of EU actions, noting that some factors of fragility in the country have been overlooked, particularly in terms of governance, as well as the rise in social and regional disparities. Non-state actors were not sufficiently regarded as full partners, it adds.

Source: news.abidjan.net