Côte d'Ivoire

EITI Status Meaningful progress
Joined EITI in 2008
Latest Data From 2018
Latest Validation 2018
Last updated 22 November 2021


The country is a leading producer of gold, manganese as well as oil and gas. Yet social conflicts around mining operations has been widespread, with allegations of conflict minerals, child labour and environmental damage. National EITI implementation is supporting the government’s goals of becoming an emerging industrialised country by 2020 by building trust and supporting enforcement of regulations.

Beneficial ownership disclosure

According to Côte d’Ivoire’s 2016 EITI Report,  The current legal framework does not require a public register of the actual owners of companies that
bid, operate or invest in extractive assets. A roadmap has been approved by CN-EITI to systematize disclosure of real property data by 2020. The actions agreed in the framework of the roadmap and the detailed study the legal framework of cleanliness in Ivorian law are available on the EITI website

Altough there is no definition of beneficial ownership in the country's constitution, nor does the government hold a register with this information, the National EITI Council in Côte d’Ivoire applied the beneficial ownership definition used in the EU’s 4thAnti-Money Laundering Directive. Although some companies declared their legal owners, no private companies disclosed their beneficial owners. The report recommends further outreach and awareness raising to companies.

The strengthening of governance in Côte d’Ivoire is a priority for President Alassane Ouattara. Our efforts in transparency and accountability in the management of oil, gas and mining have enabled the accession of Côte d’Ivoire to the EITI.
HE Abdourahmane Cissé, Minister of Budget


Côte d’Ivoire is a leading producer of mineral commodities such as gold and manganese. The country is also a significant producer of oil and gas. Ongoing development of oil and gas fields is taking place offshore. There is also significant artisanal and informal mining of diamonds and gold, in the country’s centre and West.  

Natural resources

Côte d’Ivoire has rich deposits of gold, diamonds, iron, manganese, cobalt, bauxite, nickel, natural gas and petroleum. Abundant reserves of hydrocarbons are found offshore, while gold deposits are located in the central part of the country.

Oil300million barrels
Gas1.5trillion Sft3
Gold90million metric tons
Iron3,000million metric tons
Manganese3,000thousand metric tons
Cobaltthousand metric tons
Bauxite1,200million metric tons
Nickel390million metric tons

Oil and Gas Production (Sm3 o.e.)

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Mineral Production

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Revenue collection

The latest EITI disclosures (2016) show that Côte d’Ivoire received USD 687 million from extractive industry taxation. Over 90% of these revenues came from hydrocarbons, mainly crude oil, with the rest from mining, with gold as the major commodity. Revenues were collected through the state’s share of profit oil (35%), PETROCI’s share of in-kind revenue (profit oil and cost oil) (31%) and signature bonuses (3.4%).

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Revenue allocation

Municipal governments manage collect only municipal taxes and social expenditures. All other extractives revenues flow through Treasury and are allocated by the annual budget, the Loi des Finances.


​The EITI encourages multi-stakeholder groups to explore innovative approaches to make the EITI more relevant and useful.

  • EITI Cote d’Ivoire produced a film to raise awareness about the EITI, called ''Pétrole, gas et or de la Cote d'Ivoire, combien gagne-t-on?"
  • EITI is collaborating with the Abidjan office of the Kimberley Process on diamonds.
  • EITI is providing input to the drafting of new oil and mining codes, with a view to make EITI reporting mandatory.


EITI is updating its workplan, including plans to follow up on recommendations of EITI reporting. The Ministry of Mining and Industry has contracted Spatial Dimensions to develop an online Flexicadastre for mining.


The government issued Presidential Decree 2008-25 establishing the EITI multi-stakeholder group, known as the National Council for implementation of EITI Principles (Comité National pour la mise en œuvre des principes de l’ITIE), on 21 February 2008. Inter-Ministerial Decree 037/MEF/MMPE renewed the mandate of National Council members on 17 February 2012. The EITI is seeking to include requirements to participate in EITI reporting in new mining, oil and gas legislation.



Côte d’Ivoire has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard, with considerable improvements in April 2020. See the Validation Board decision here. The third Validation of the country will begin on 1 April 2022.

Côte d’Ivoire's progress by requirement

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