Ivory Coast HR Outsourcing

Considered as a developing economy, Ivory Coast has recorded growth for quite some years, and the country is currently diversifying to boost its growth potential further.

If your organisation is planning to move to Ivory Coast, Africa HR Solutions is the go-to partner to drive your employment outsourcing strategy, whilst our experts work alongside you to set up an HR outsourcing plan to make your move a success. Our Ivory Coast HR outsourcing services include comprehensive solutions to ensure you move to the country even if you do not have a legal entity yet. From Professional Employer Organisation (PEO) to Employer of Record, payroll solutions as well as other ancillary support services, we devise bespoke solutions that suit your business objectives and international strategy, in line with compliance and laws.

Country Profile - Ivory Coast

Population: 25.1 mn

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $959.98 bn

GDP Growth: 7.4%

Inflation: 0.4%

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 2.1%

Unemployment Rate: 2.5 %

Capital: Yamoussoukro

Currency: West African CFA franc

Languages: French


Ivory Coast 's Economy

Ivory Coast used to be a regional hub for business and attract foreign direct investment with cocoa and coffee as major export products. Representing 85% of the Gross National Product, the private sector is the backbone of the country. While Ivory Coast promotes investment, which encompasses the privatisation of public and state-owned companies, in most cases the government reserves an equity stake in the new organisation. The level of poverty and human development remains low. Ivory Coast is focusing more on developing education, improving governance, and exploring sustainable use of agricultural products and natural resources.

Interesting Facts About Ivory Coast

It is the 68th largest country in the world in terms of land area

The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire is the official name of the country

Ivory Coast is bordered by the following countries: Guinea and Liberia (west), Burkina Faso and Mali (north), and Ghana (east), and the Atlantic Ocean (south).

The country is the world’s largest exporter of cocoa beans

Its biodiversity comprises over 230 mammals, 700 birds, 125 reptiles, 100 fish, and more than 35 different types of amphibians, and approximately 4,700 plant species.

Public Holidays in Ivory Coast

New Year’s Day

Easter Monday

Labour Day

Ascension Day

Whit Monday

Laila tou-Kadr

Eid ul-Fitr

Independence Day

Assumption of Mary

Eid ul-Kebir (Eid-ul-Adha)

All Saints Day

National Peace Day

The Prophet’s Birthday

Christmas Day

Employment in Ivory Coast

Employees are eligible for vacation, sick, and parental leaves. Probation periods vary between 8 days to three months, depending on your job position and whether you are an hourly or monthly employee. There are taxation rules in the country, whereby the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system is applicable.

As your organisation move to Ivory Coast, our in-country experts at Africa HR Solutions work together with you to devise your benefits, guide you on strategy, whilst ensuring compliance with the law of the economy.