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Planning Strategies to Combat Child Labor and Trafficking
Cote D'Ivoire
April 2002

Africa MapThe BEPS child labor team conducted a planning analysis in Ivory Coast with an eye to developing educational and other intervention strategies for children working under abusive labor circumstances, predominantly in cocoa production. The analysis closely examined the extent of child labor in Ivory Coast, exploring the most serious impediments to children’s participation in education programs and identifying the programs and activities in place
that address the needs of working children. The project was
initiated with a view to developing a pilot project to provide
educational opportunities to working children.

A key element within the planning analysis was to identify potential nongovernmental agencies or organizations that could assist the Sustainable Tree Crops Program (STCP) in designing integrated child labor strategies to be funded by international donors. STCP is a USAID-funded public-private partnership that seeks to raise the income and quality of life in cocoa-producing communities.

The planning analysis was completed; however, due to the onset of civil strife in Ivory Coast, follow-on activities have been suspended. Creative Associates hopes to reinitiate activities in Ivory Coast as soon as internal circumstances permit.


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