This Joint Staff Advisory Note focuses on the progress report (PR) of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) for Côte d'Ivoire. The PR notes the difficulty of implementing the PRSP in a period of continued political crisis and civil conflict. It emphasizes that economic performance was affected by various domestic shocks. The PR highlights efforts to strengthen public financial management (PFM) and reform the cocoa sector. It also notes several actions undertaken to build and consolidate peace and strengthen social cohesion in the country.