Côte d’Ivoire - Emergency Programme to Restore Basic Social and Administrative Services (PURSSAB)

Project Summary

Approval Date 03 Jun 2011
Signature Date 10 Jun 2011
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11232
Commitment U.A 5,500,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Emergency Programme to Restore Basic Social and Administrative Services (PURSSAB) seeks to address the country’s urgent needs through the restoration of basic health, educational and social welfare services, water and sanitation networks, public administration services, as well as dialogue, social cohesion and reconciliation mechanisms. The programme should enable the Government to have better knowledge of the impact that the crisis has had on the economy, deploy a “Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation Commission” and conduct the related hearings. It contributes to institutional development by restoring the operation of basic public services. The main expected outcomes include restoring the operation of basic health units (50%), schools and social welfare centres. It also involves access to drinking water and sanitation for 80% of the population. The PURSSAB comprises two (02) components, namely: (i) restoring access to basic social and administrative services; and (ii) contribute to the enhancement of social cohesion and reconciliation.

Project Objectives

The main purpose of PURSSAB is to contribute to restoring basic social and administrative services, social cohesion and reconciliation as stated in the Government’s request.


The programme beneficiaries are mainly the entire Ivorian population of some 20 million inhabitants, particularly the displaced people and refugees. These people are generally in difficult circumstances owing to the halt in economic activity, the embargo, looting and massive destruction of property, and population displacement. The most direct beneficiaries are: (i) the 200,000 displaced persons in the Moyen Cavally and Dix-Huit Montagnes regions; (ii) the 177,500 refugees outside the country, of which 160,000 in Liberia (Source: HCR, May 2010), including 65,000 unaccompanied children, who will now be able to return home; and (iii) the nearly 600,000 residents of the Abobo and Yopougon suburbs, who have been displaced by the recent fighting. The major beneficiary entities are schools, the primary social and health system, the Abidjan drinking water and sanitation systems, the rural drinking water systems and organizations assisting women who are victims of violence.

Participating Organization

Fragile States Facility
Ministry of Planning


IATI identifier 46002-P-CI-IZ0-002
Last Update 12 May 2021


Contact Details

Name IBRAHIM Amadou
Email i.b.amadou@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Cote d'Ivoire