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Côte d'Ivoire: National social protection strategy (2013) - P4H Network

Côte d’Ivoire: National social protection strategy (2013)

The development of this National Social Protection Strategy is the result of a process of national dialogue, research, analysis of policy options and consultation. The Government of Côte d’Ivoire is thus in line with the guidelines adopted at international (UN) and regional (AU) level.

This strategy aims to gradually build a more comprehensive and effective social protection system, while prioritizing measures and programs that reduce the vulnerability of the poorest and highest-risk groups. It thus provides a framework for public authorities’ efforts to reduce the precariousness of the most vulnerable populations, notably by strengthening their capacities, and to enable them to better manage risks without resorting to harmful adaptation mechanisms.

In adopting this strategy, the Government of Côte d’Ivoire is in line with the major guidelines adopted at international level by the United Nations, and at regional level by the African Union.

Côte d’Ivoire’s national social protection strategy is structured into seven (07) chapters:

  • Diagnosis and priorities
  • Foundation, principles, vision, objectives and strategic directions
  • Axis 1: Improving the standard of living of the poorest people
  • Axis 2: Improving access to basic social services and investment in human capital
  • Axis 3: Supporting vulnerable groups in preventing and responding to risks of abuse, violence, exploitation, discrimination and exclusion
  • Axis 4: Progressively achieving higher levels of social protection
  • Strategy implementation
Multi-year, budgeted action plans will be drawn up to implement this strategy. The Strategy itself will be reviewed after evaluation of the first operational phase.