Key data for Côte d’Ivoire

NCI15th HRCI25th HANCI21st
HANCI compares 45 countries for their performance on 22 indicators of political commitment to reduce hunger and undernutrition. All the countries compared in the index have high rates of hunger and undernutrition. The comparative approach of the index means that country scores are calculated in relation to the political commitment of the other countries in the index.
Existing rates of: Stunting: 21.6% Wasting: 6.1% Proportion of population underweight: 6.1% Source: Government of Côte D’Ivoire (MICS,2016)

Strong Performance

  • The Government of Côte d’Ivoire has ensured tenure security for rural populations. Land titling is common and land markets function well. Policy promotes equitable access to common property resources.
  • The Government encourages varied agricultural research and extension services, and local farmer organisations are involved in setting policy priorities. The extension system is effective and properly reaches out to poor farmers. Government policies, strategies and mechanisms seek to ensure gender equity in access to extension services.
  • Relative to other HANCI countries, Côte d’Ivoire’s medium/long term national development policy (Programme national de développement Tome I Diagnostic strategique) assigns strong importance to nutrition.
  • Côte d’Ivoire instituted a separate budget line for nutrition, enabling transparency and accountability for spending.
  • The National Nutrition Policy/Strategy identifies time bound nutrition targets and a multisectoral and multistakeholder policy coordination mechanism has been set up.
  • Policymakers in Côte d’Ivoire benefit from regular nutrition surveys that are statistically representative at national level. The last survey was published in 2016.
  • The Government of Côte d’Ivoire promotes complementary feeding practices.
  • In Côte d’Ivoire 93.2% of women aged 15-49 were visited at least once during pregnancy by skilled health personnel in 2016.
  • In Côte d’Ivoire, constitutional protection of the right to social security is strong.

Areas for improvement

  • Spending on agriculture (3.6% of public spending in 2019), does not meet government commitments set out in the African Union’s Maputo Declaration (10% of public spending).
  • Côte d’Ivoire’s spending in its health sector (5.1% of public spending in 2017) does not fully meet (15%) commitments set out in the Abuja Declaration.
  • In Côte d’Ivoire, law does neither give women economic rights or agricultural land access rights equal to men. This increases women and children’s vulnerability to hunger and undernutrition.
  • Weak access to improved sanitation facilities (32.1% in 2017) obstructs better hunger and nutrition outcomes.
  • Social safety nets in Côte d’Ivoire are basic and only cover few risks for a limited number of beneficiaries.

Hunger Reduction Commitment Index (HRCI)

Public Spending Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Public spending on agriculture as share of total public spending
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3.6%201926th
Public spending on health as share of total public spending
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5.1%2017Joint 26th
Policies Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Access to land (security of tenure)
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Strong20195th
Access to agricultural research and extension services
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Strong2019Joint 23rd
Civil registration system — coverage of live births
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71.7%201620th
Functioning of social protection systems
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Weak2018Joint 11th
Laws Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Level of constitutional protection of the right to food
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Moderate2019Joint 10th
Equality of women’s access to agricultural land
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Not in Law2019Joint 40th
Equality of women’s economic rights
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Not in Law2019Joint 16th
Constitutional right to social security
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Yes2014Joint 1st

Nutrition Commitment Index (NCI)

Public Spending Score Year NCI rank of 45
Separate budget for nutrition
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Yes2019Joint 1st
Policies Score Year NCI rank of 45
Vitamin A supplementation coverage for children
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84%201814th
Government promotes complementary feeding
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Yes2010Joint 1st
Population with access to an improved water source
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79.2%201726th
Population with access to improved sanitation
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32.1%201728th
Health care visits for pregnant women
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93.2%201621st
Nutrition features in national development policy
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Strong2016-202013th
National Nutrition Policy/Strategy
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Yes2019Joint 1st
Multisector and multistakeholder policy coordination
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Yes2019Joint 1st
Time bound nutrition targets
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Yes2019Joint 1st
National nutrition survey in last 3 years
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Yes2016Joint 1st
Laws Score Year NCI rank of 45
Enshrine ICBMS in domestic law
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Many Aspects Enshrined2019Joint 19th