A message from the Chairman

Welcome to the Website of the National Steering Committee for Public-Private Partnerships.

In Côte d’Ivoire, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is a mechanism which consists, for a public entity, in entrusting to a private partner, within the framework of a long-term contract, the financing, the implementation and/or the operation of services or infrastructures traditionally ensured by the public authorities, in return for a performance-based remuneration.

Côte d’Ivoire was a pioneer in the sub-region in this area, with its very first public-private partnership contract concluded in 1959 with SODECI, a subsidiary of SAUR, for the distribution of drinking water in the city of Abidjan.

Numerous other PPP contracts followed in other sectors (electricity, rail transport, port activities, health, education, etc.), enabling our country to make great progress in terms of infrastructure and the provision of public services.

The 2012-2015 and 2016-2020 National Development Plans (NDP), in which PPPs represented 48% and 33% of planned investments respectively, clearly illustrate the perception of the PPP tool as a powerful lever for the economic development of Côte d’Ivoire, under President Alassane OUATTARA.

Like the previous NDPs, the 2021-2025 NDP, drawn up on the basis of the Côte d’Ivoire 2040 National Prospective Study, the “United Côte d’Ivoire” Social Project, the Côte d’Ivoire 2030 Strategic Plan, the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the African Union 2063 Agenda, also gives a leading role to the private sector and, in fact, to public-private partnerships. Indeed, it provides for a global investment of about CFAF 59,000 billion, 74% of which (i.e. CFAF 43,647 billion) is expected from the private sector.


The CNP-PPP, created by decree in 2012 and operationalised in 2014, is a privileged Government instrument in the implementation of its development policy declined through the NDP. Our structure intervenes at all stages of the life cycle of PPP projects through complex arrangements that require a high level of legal, financial and operational technicality.


In light of the issues and challenges that this context represents for the CNP-PPP, I urge my collaborators to pursue our mission of assistance to the contracting authorities with the utmost professionalism, in order to contribute significantly to the achievement of the objectives of the NDP; namely: (i) Accelerate the structural transformation of the economy (ii) Reinforce social inclusion (iii) Double the GDP per capita by 2030 and (iv) Enable Côte d’Ivoire to rise to the rank of Upper Middle-Income Countries by 2030.


I wish you all an excellent reading.

Moussa KOUYATE, Président du CNP-PPP

Moussa KOUYATE CNP-PPP Chairman