The Ivorian government is committed to its digital development strategy for 2021-2025, which includes 32 reforms and a significant investment of US3.3 billion. On January 26, during the New Year’s wishes ceremony at the Ministry, Ibrahim Kalil Konaté, the Ivorian Minister of Digital Transition and Digitalization, outlined the key projects for his department in 2024.
The main projects planned for 2024 include the deployment of 5,207 kilometres of optical fibre, implementation of the new startup law adopted in 2023, increase of 4G coverage, and restructuring of the new postal service. These initiatives align with the national digital development strategy for 2021-2025, which includes 32 reforms with an investment of US$3,3 billion.
For 2024, the digital transformation department has received billions to enhance the governance of the digital sector and accelerate the digitalization of the national economy through the integration of digital technologies into all activities. Minister Konaté believes that the digital transformation of the economy will increase Côte d’Ivoire’s GDP by 6 to 7 points.
According to the World Bank’s estimates, the digital economy will contribute more than US$5.5 billion to Côte d’Ivoire by 2025 and over US$20 billion by 2050 if the government and the private sector strengthen their investments in the five fundamental pillars of the digital economy.