The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This paper examines Côte d'Ivoire's debt sustainability analysis undertaken in connection with the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries. The crisis years led to a substantial increase in poverty and deterioration in living standards. The March 2007 Ouagadougou Political Accord provides a roadmap for reunification, national reconciliation, demobilization, and elections. Significant revenue efforts and overall expenditure restraint have resulted in a modest space for social and crisis-exit spending. To eliminate extrabudgetary spending in the future and enhance transparency, the authorities have established a range of safeguards.