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Côte d'Ivoire

Sub-Saharan Africa


Côte d'Ivoire ranks 153 out of 162 countries in the Gender Inequality Index, where a high rank equals high equality. Women should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though.


Côte d'Ivoire has a Workplace Index score of 6.1, a Marketplace Index score of 4.2 and a Community and Environment Index score of 6.7 in the Children’s Rights and Business Atlas, where countries receive scores between 0 and 10. A score closer to 0 reflects a need for basic children’s rights due diligence, while a higher score reflects a need for enhanced or heightened due diligence. Children should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though. 

Persons with Disabilities

Due to differences in data collection and definitions it is difficult to compare countries on disability prevalence rates. Persons with disabilities should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though.

Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

According to the World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples, the main minorities and indigenous peoples in Côte d'Ivoire are Voltaique/Gur 16.1 %, Northern Mandé 14.5 %, Kru 8.5 %, Southern Mandé 6.9 %, non-Ivoirian between 25 to 40 %. Also Dan (Yacouba), Guro, Gagu. A small proportion of the population is non-African, which includes French, Lebanese, Vietnamese, Spanish, US and Canadian residents. The country has over sixty ethnic groups, whose linguistic and cultural identities and interrelationships are diverse and complex. The five main cultural clusters are: the dominant Akan-speakers, who make up 28.8 % of the population, mainly in the centre, east and south-east; Northern Manding (Mandé), mainly in the north-west; Voltaic peoples, including Senoufou in the north and Lobi in the central region; Krou in the south-west; and Southern Manding (Mandé) in the west. The Baoulé, an Akan subgroup, are the largest single ethnic group, constituting 15-20 % of the population.

Migrant Workers​

According to the ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers, migrant workers as a proportion of all workers is 3 % in the subregion Sub-Saharan Africa.

Persons in Armed Conflict

Côte d'Ivoire ranks 28 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch

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