Cote d'Ivoire - Project Upgrade Access Roads to Border Areas Phase 1

Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Dec 2018
Signature Date 28 Feb 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 May 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21012
Commitment U.A 19,447,422.08
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed project consists of the development and asphalting of the 11.4 km long Bondoukou - Soko - Ghana Border Road and the development of 20 km of rural roads and related projects for the benefit of the local population. The goal of the project is to improve the level of service on these roads. The expected outcomes are increased traffic and trade, reduced overall transport costs and improved living conditions for the communities located along these roads. The project will help to reduce the poverty, fragility and insecurity in the direct project area (DPA) by developing basic socioeconomic infrastructure and boosting the livelihoods of women and other disadvantaged groups. The project activities will be classified under the three components: (i) Upgrading and asphalting of cross-border and farm-to-market roads, together with their ancillary structures (street lighting, drainage, etc.); (ii) Ancillary structures that benefit the local communities in Bondoukou and Soko; (iii) Traditional project management activities. The total project cost (net of taxes and customs duties), including the physical and financial contingencies of Phase 1, is estimated at UA 25.30 million or EUR 30.29 million. Its implementation will take four years.

Project Objectives

At the strategic level, the project seeks to contribute to the improvement of living conditions in Côte d'Ivoire's cross-border areas by developing socioeconomic and access infrastructure, and by strengthening sub-regional integration and trade. The specific goals of the project in Phase 1 are to: (i) improve the level of service on the Bondoukou-Soko-Ghana Border cross-border road; (ii) increase the processing, conservation and marketing capacity for agricultural products in the direct project area (DPA); and (iii) improve schooling conditions as well as the employability of youth and women in the DPA.


The direct beneficiaries of the project are the transport users as well as the populations living in the Project's direct influence zone (ZIDP).

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-CI-D00-011
Last Update 18 Feb 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Cote d'Ivoire