Impact of the transition towards a green economy on employment and growth in Cote d’Ivoire

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    Praise Nutakor

    This project is addressing the issue of unemployment in Côte d’Ivoire and constraints related to the transition process to green economy. The preliminary results indicated that promoting investment in natural resources management (land and water) provides a sustained agricultural growth in the long term. However, reducing agriculture land for forestry will decrease contribution of the agricultural sector to GDP. At the same time, the green scenarios in the energy sector and waste recycling showed an increase in production and employment in the industrial sector. Investments in social sphere particularly in health and education, which will increase the labour force and the efficiency of labour, would improve labour productivity as well as production in agricultural and services sectors.