On May 6, 2021, GGGI in Côte d’Ivoire, in accordance with the support requested by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, proceeded, in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Adama Coulibaly, to the launch of the technical assistance on the integration of green growth in programs and projects in Côte d’Ivoire.

The program is being delivered and partially funded through the NDC Partnership’s Economic Advisory Initiative, with support from the United Kingdom, and will enable Côte d’Ivoire to ensure the integration of Green Growth dimensions in its short, medium, and long term programs.

One of the components of this assistance is to mainstream green growth indicators in projects submitted for public investment programming.

Thus, on September 8, 2021, GGGI and the Ministry of Economy and Finance, with the Ministry of Planning and Development (MPD) through the Public Investment Programming Board (DPIP), held a workshop session on the green indicators to mainstream the Public Investment Programming (PIP).

The purpose of this workshop was to enable the directors in charge of sector planning to validate and consider the green growth indicators priority during the preparation of the projects submitted to the PIP.

The specific objectives of this workshop session were to:

  • Recall the necessity, importance and opportunity to take into account the green growth indicators in development projects and programs for Côte D’Ivoire.
  • Analyze and prioritize the green growth indicators projects submitted to each of the participants sector ministries.
  • Validate the green growth indicators for each key sector.

The workshop was presided by Dr. Malle Fofana, GGGI Country Representative alongside Ms Larissa Kouadio, Technical Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance, who gave the official open speeches.

Key presentations were made by Dr Fabrice Ochou, National Economic Consultant at GGGI on defining the general objectives for the support project of GGGI.  Also, Ms Diana Quezada, Analyst at GGGI shared experiences on green growth indicators result in Jordan followed by Mr Toure Sultan Director of the PIP, who presented the current PIP criteria, the importance of green indicators for his department, and the work methodology.

The aim of the workshop was to convene the planning directors of the various invited ministries from each sector (Water and Forestry, Industry, Energy, Agriculture, Waste and Transport). The Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development was also represented and contributed to the work as a cross-cutting ministry. All participants reviewed and made suggestions on indicators.

The workshop ended with remarks by Dr Alain Kouadio, Senior Program Officer at GGGI Cote D ‘Ivoire on behalf of the Country Representative, who thanked the participants for their fruitful exchanges.

“In response to COVID-19, the NDC Partnership launched the Economic Advisory Initiative in June 2020 to support governments in preparing climate compatible recovery packages by embedding economic advisors into ministries of finance and/or planning. With support from 13 of its members (including GGGI), the Partnership is embedding an estimated 50 economic advisors in 34 developing country members. There are two broad categories of advisory support—(i) Economic planning, which focuses on incorporating considerations of climate compatible growth in COVID-19 economic recovery response and ensuring the alignment of recovery plans with countries’ current or revised NDCs; and (ii) Climate finance, which focuses on identifying climate financing projects and initiatives, developing resource mobilization strategies, and establishing related financial instruments and mechanisms. The work of each of these advisors is being implemented on a rolling basis for six to twelve months between September 2020 and August 2022.