Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire is West Africa’s third-largest economy and additionally, one of the fastest-growing countries on the continent. With the growing economy, the purchase power of the 27.5 million Ivorian is also on the rise. Since the elections in 2011, the country has seen positive and dynamic developments. The political situation is becoming increasingly stable, the economy is growing, and there is an overall downward trend in unemployment. The economy is more diversified than in neighboring countries, which makes Côte d’Ivoire more resistant to crises. Besides being the world’s largest cocoa producer, Côte d’Ivoire is also driving its development in the ICT sector as the government aims to expand the country’s middle class. With German being one of the most popular second languages to learn in Côte d’Ivoire (200,000 people speak German) and French being its official language, Côte d’Ivoire is an interesting business partner for various countries in Europe.

Did you know ... ?

The official name of the country is Republic Côte d’Ivoire and Côte d’Ivoire should not be translated to other languages.

Côte d'Ivoire and Germany are nearly the same size (322,463 km² vs. 357,022 km²).

Since 2000 the gross domestic product of Côte d'Ivoire grew by +117 % (Source: IMF-WEO).

Our member companies in Côte d'Ivoire

11/2022 - 03/2023

ITO & Soft Skill Training Programme

In Côte d’Ivoire, the DSAA member company Atos implemented a 3-month IT training program for 50 trainees consisting of common training and specific & practical training sections. Among other modules, the programme included training sessions on full-stack java development, front-end development, and back-end PHP Symfony development. In terms of soft skills, the programme included modules such as scrum and agile working methods, leadership, personal development, and selfcare, self-esteem and critical self-reflection.

Where we work

Côte d’Ivoire

Capital: Yamoussoukro
Time Zone: GMT (UTC+0)
Official Languages: French
Population: 27.5 m.


Capital: Cairo
Time Zone: GMT+3
Official Languages: Standard Arabic
Population: 100.4 m.


Capital: Accra
Time Zone: GMT+3
Official Languages: English
Population: 28.8 m.


Capital: Rabat
Time Zone: GMT+1
Official Languages: Standard Arabic and Standard Moroccan Berber
Population: 36.5 m.


Capital: Kigali
Time Zone: GMT+2
Official Languages: Kinyarwanda, English, French, Swahili
Population: 12.6 m.


Capital: Dakar
Time Zone: GMT
Official Languages: French
Population: 16.3 m.

Contact us

You are thinking of bringing your business to Côte d’Ivoire or you want to implement a project there? Let‘s connect and discuss your opportunities with the DSAA!


Côte D’ivoire





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The time zone of Africa is the same or very similar to the CET / European time.

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