Key data for Côte d’Ivoire

NCI6th HRCI31st HANCI12th
HANCI-Africa compares 45 African 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: 29.6% Wasting: 7.6% Proportion of population underweight: 7.6% Source: Government of Côte d’Ivoire (DHS and MICS, 2011-12)

Strong Performance

  • 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 90.6% of women aged 15-49 were visited at least once during pregnancy by skilled health personnel in 2011-2012.
  • In Côte d’Ivoire, constitutional protection of the right to social security is strong.

Areas for improvement

  • Spending on agriculture (1.9% of public spending in 2016), 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% of public spending in 2015) does not fully meet (15%) commitments set out in the Abuja Declaration.
  • In Côte d’Ivoire, the law gives women and men equal economic rights and equal legal access to agricultural land. However, these laws are not effectively enforced and discriminatory practices against women continue, increasing their vulnerability to hunger and undernutrition.
  • Weak access to improved sanitation facilities (29.9% in 2015) 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.
  • Civil registration rates are weak (65% in 2011-2012) and potentially hold back children’s access to critical public services such as health and education.

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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1.9%2016Joint 39th
Public spending on health as share of total public spending
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5%2015Joint 32nd
Policies Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Access to land (security of tenure)
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Moderate2016Joint 34th
Access to agricultural research and extension services
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Moderate2013Joint 37th
Civil registration system — coverage of live births
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65%2011-201227th
Functioning of social protection systems
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Weak2016Joint 8th
Laws Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Level of constitutional protection of the right to food
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Moderate2014Joint 8th
Equality of women’s access to agricultural land
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In Law, not in Practice2014Joint 1st
Equality of women’s economic rights
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In Law, not in Practice2014Joint 1st
Constitutional right to social security
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Yes2006Joint 1st

Nutrition Commitment Index (NCI)

Public Spending Score Year NCI rank of 45
Separate budget for nutrition
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Yes2017Joint 1st
Policies Score Year NCI rank of 45
Vitamin A supplementation coverage for children
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72%2015Joint 22nd
Government promotes complementary feeding
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Yes2010Joint 1st
Population with access to an improved water source
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80.2%201519th
Population with access to improved sanitation
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29.9%201527th
Health care visits for pregnant women
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90.6%2011-2012Joint 25th
Nutrition features in national development policy
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Strong2016-202014th
National Nutrition Policy/Strategy
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Yes2017Joint 1st
Multisector and multistakeholder policy coordination
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Yes2017Joint 1st
Time bound nutrition targets
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Yes2017Joint 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 Enshrined2016Joint 15th