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    OBG’s real estate market analysis includes detailed information about supply and demand in the residential, commercial and retail segments. We cover major development projects by local and international investors and examine changes in the regulatory framework and bank lending practices.
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Articles & Analysis | Targeting transparency: Authorities take steps to build a more robust tendering regime from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

After a decade-long crisis, Côte d’Ivoire was in urgent need investment to both maintain and expand its infrastructure networks. To accelerate the economy’s recovery and jump-start activity, the government awarded a number of no-bid contracts to expedite the tendering process, stating that priority projects needed to be fast-tracked, as happened...

Interviews & Viewpoints | OBG talks to Charles Paradis, CEO, Bouygues Construction Concessions from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

What types of public-private partnerships (PPPs) lend themselves to investors in the construction sector, and what measures might encourage these?

Articles & Analysis | Great expectations: Despite the allure of new projects, resolving land issues is a priority from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

As citizens have begun rebuilding and expatriates have started returning to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire’s property market has grown rapidly since 2011. With private initiatives flourishing and public spending on the rise, the market is witnessing genuine developments, but much more will be needed to close a housing gap exacerbated by a decade of...

Articles & Analysis | Playing catch-up: Significant housing demand and a slew of public projects fuel growth from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

After a decade of under-investment, Côte d’Ivoire’s construction sector has sustained double-digit growth over the past three years as private reconstruction and public investment continue to rise sharply. With a strong portfolio of public projects, particularly in transport infrastructure and low- to middle-income housing, the demand for...

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

After a decade of under-investment, Côte d’Ivoire’s construction sector has sustained double-digit growth over the past three years as private reconstruction and public investment continue to rise sharply. Côte d’Ivoire’s property market has also grown rapidly since 2011. With private initiatives flourishing and public spending on the rise, the market is witnessing genuine developments, but...

Report | The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

A heavyweight within the West African Economic and Monetary Union, accounting for 35% of the eight-member region’s GDP, Côte d’Ivoire’s growth is a bellwether for Francophone West Africa. An ambitious government spending programme and a range of pro-business reforms are set to boost economic activity going forward.