Côte d’Ivoire: Providing cash transfers for vulnerable people living with HIV and key populations — Lessons learned from a World Food Programme and UNAIDS initiative to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in western and central Africa

08 July 2022

Côte d’Ivoire is Francophone West Africa’s economic hub and is one of the world’s fastest growing economies. However, the country’s rapid socioeconomic development is not inclusive and it has one of the highest gender inequality rates in the world. An estimated 46% of its 25.5 million inhabitants are living in poverty. Food security remains an important challenge, notably for female-headed households. The country also suffers from the triple burden of malnutrition, represented by micronutrient deficiencies, undernutrition and overnutrition, with significant regional disparities.