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Reforming Côte d’Ivoire’s education system

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While Côte d’Ivoire has recorded strong growth over the past five years, the country lags behind in education. The decade of crisis strongly affected the education system and the level of schooling in the country, exacerbating inequalities faced by girls, children from rural areas and children from poor families. Although the Ivorian government has recently embarked on education reforms, such as a measure providing free school for all children until the age of 16, the priority is to improve the efficiency of public spending on education, according to a recent World Bank report on Côte d’Ivoire’s skills challenge. The report makes a number of recommendations to achieve this goal and calls for: a reduction in administrative expenses, the purchase of equipment and the introduction of a more effective financial aid system for families. Download the report (French)