On May 29, IPA Côte d'Ivoire and the Direction Générale de l'Emploi (DGE) of the Ministry of Employment and Social Protection signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement specifies how IPA will assist the Ministry with a special focus on the most vulnerable populations (youth, entrepreneurs in the informal sector, workers with handicaps, women, etc.). IPA and the Ministry have been forming this partnership for over a year and are particularly interested in conducting policy-relevant research. For the first activity under this MoU, IPA and the DGE are working together to base, as much as possible, the COVID-19 response on data collected through the RECOVR initiative.
This agreement will extend until December 2022. This marks the continuation of what IPA hopes will be a wonderful and productive partnership with the Ministry, which will bring the necessary research to support the employment sector and ensure a stable economy.