Joint World Bank – African Development Bank Statement on the Situation in Cote d’Ivoire

The World Bank Group and the African Development Bank issued the following joint statement in response to the situation in the Cote d’Ivoire:

The African Development Bank and the World Bank, longstanding multilateral development partners of Cote d’Ivoire, view with great concern and frustration the events unfolding in Cote d’Ivoire in the aftermath of the long-awaited elections which were supposed to usher in peace, stability and a basis for improved governance and inclusive growth that reflects participation of all of Cote d’Ivoire.