Tuesday, 17 April 2012

EU: main contributor to the economic recovery in Ivory Coast

According to the European Commission, since the end of the post-election crisis in 2011, new resources have been mobilized to help the EU's total aid for the Ivory Coast reach more than € 600 million, covering the period from 2008 to 2013. The EU has actively supported the country's economic recovery and national reconciliation. Particular attention is being paid to infrastructure-building, transportation, governance, justice, rural development, vocational training and social sectors, notably health and education.
Five new programs were launched during the summer of 2011, totaling € 125 million. The EU has also provided humanitarian aid (€ 80 million) and supported elections and reconciliation in response to the Ivorian crisis (€ 12 million).

Source: European Commission