50x2030 Launches Partnerships with Cabo Verde, Cote d'Ivoire
In the final weeks of 2023, the 50x2030 Initiative welcomed new partnerships with Cabo Verde and Côte d'Ivoire, marked by the signing of each country's respective Program Implementation Plan (PIP).
The 50x2030 Initiative’s partnership with these countries represents a continuation of investment in statistical systems strengthening in West Africa. The World Bank has concluded that one of the major factors limiting the quality of agricultural statistics in West Africa is inconsistent financing. To address this reality, the World Bank has allocated $379 million of International Development Association (IDA) credits and grants focused on advancing statistical systems in this region, specifically under programs like Harmonizing and Improving Statistics in West Africa (HISWA).
In Cabo Verde, Data Production efforts, led by FAO, have launched and are expected to conclude in 2025. These efforts will include the production of key data modules, such as Farm Income and Productivity (ILP) and Production Methods and Environment (PME). The 50x2030 Data Use component, as directed by IFAD, has completed a Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA) to better understand a path to increasing data use in policy development in the country. Technical assistance will be ongoing through June 2026, guided by the findings identified in the RNA.
In Côte d'Ivoire, Data Production efforts are anticipated to conclude in 2026. These efforts will include the production of the CORE Agriculture Module, as well as key modules ILP and PME. Similarly to Cabo Verde, Data Use activities and technical assistance will run concurrently throughout the partnership and are expected to conclude in 2026.