Digital economy in Côte d’Ivoire: up to 10% contribution to GDP by 2050

According to the World Bank’s 12th report on the state of the economy in Côte d’Ivoire, it is expected that the total contribution of the digital economy in the country could amount to more than 20 billion dollars by the year 2050, which would represent 10% of GDP.

The measures taken by the Ivorian government in 2021 resulted in growth of 7%, although inflation reached a level of 4.5%. But something could help the country’s economy to achieve even greater results: “The digital economy offers the country immense potential to strengthen the resilience of growth and poverty reduction,” indicates the report that certifies that the sector has currently generated 3,000 direct jobs and 5,500 million dollars as a total contribution to the economy, equivalent to 3% of GDP.

Observing the results of the report, the Ivorian Minister of Economy and Finance reaffirmed the work begun by the government in reducing the poverty rate, which, he indicated, has dropped from 52% in 2012 to the current 39%. With the new development program “vision 2030”, explained the minister, the goal is to reach a poverty rate of 20% by 2030.