Côte d'Ivoire Financial Services

Chapter | Insurance from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2020

Premium has risen steadily over recent years, although the level of insurance penetration remains...

Côte d’Ivoire is an economic powerhouse in West Africa, posting average growth of 8% between 2011 and 2018. However, the rate of GDP growth in real terms fell to 6.7% in 2019 and is expected to contract to 2.7% in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent widespread shutdowns. Looking to the future, the IMF expects growth to rebound to 8.7% in 2021, highlighting the country’s economic resilience. 

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A number of sub-Saharan African countries have sought to introduce taxes on electronic transactions, in response to a sustained uptake prompted by the pandemic. While such moves have been met with criticism, they represent an opportunity to significantly boost tax revenue.

In what ways did the Covid-19 pandemic impact the insurance sector in Africa?

 

With several years of accumulated growth helping to re-shape the fundamentals of Côte d’Ivoire’s economy, strong overall business performance looks set to boost the country’s insurance sector. Premium has risen steadily over recent years, although the level of insurance penetration remains relatively low, at roughly 2% of GDP in 2018, leaving...

 

As providers operating in Côte d’Ivoire’s insurance sector look for strategies to increase their market penetration, much focus is being directed to the role that product innovation could play in boosting demand. Product diversification is primarily led by the private sector; however, upcoming regulatory changes mean the segment is set to be...

 

To what extent could the adoption of the eco currency benefit activity on the BRVM?

 

What are the strengths inherent to the local market that have historically attracted foreign investment?

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