ITM-Belgium: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp

The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) signed a partnership contract with ENSEA to carry out a study on “Sexual behaviour and prevalence of STIs among sex workers participating in the project to assist highly vulnerable populations (PAPO-HV)” in Yamoussoukro and Gagnoa as part of the strategic project ‘‘HIV prevention among sex workers.

This project is specified under number 930200 of the third Multi Annual Programme 2008-2013 of the Framework Agreement (AC3) between the ITM and the Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGDC) approved by the Belgian Minister for Development Cooperation with the Royal Decree of 18 May 2008.

IRD: Research and Development Institute

ENSEA is developing several types of partnership with IRD. In the area of population, collaboration between the two institutions has resulted in the creation of three population observatories: Memni-Montezo, Boundiali and Sassandra.

Periodic research is conducted in the various laboratories on issues such as fertility, poverty and the living conditions of the population as well as the study of morbidity and mortality, particularly of children. Many publications are the result of research carried out by these observatories.

IRD supports ENSEA researchers through small research grants. Thus, a multidisciplinary team of young researchers have joined forces to conduct research on poverty and population dynamics in Côte d’Ivoire.

In terms of training, IRD awards doctoral scholarship to young researchers associated with ENSEA to build institutional capacity of ENSEA in demographic research.

IDEA : Institute for Economic and Administrative Development

ENSEA and the International Institute for Economic and Administrative Development (IDEA) have signed a partner agreement for capacity building in the areas of monitoring and evaluation and information systems. The two parties intend to jointly develop and implement a short-term training programme leading to university certification on the monitoring-evaluation of public programmes and information systems for decision-makers, managers of public programmes and projects, and those responsible for monitoring-evaluation and information systems in Côte d’Ivoire and the countries of the sub region.

The objective of this partnership is to contribute to accelerating reforms affecting the public sector, through capacity building in monitoring and evaluating the performance of public programmes and projects.

Autonomous Port of San-Pédro

The Autonomous Port of San Pedro, (PASP) created by Decree n°. 95-818 of 29 September 1995, is a state company in charge of managing the Port of San Pedro. In this respect, its ambition is to position it as a modern port, a real development tool for Côte d’Ivoire and the driving force behind sub-regional integration.

Located in the south-west of Côte d’Ivoire, which abounds in agricultural and mining wealth, the Port of San Pedro has a tremendous potential for development and a large industrial capacity with notably an estate of two thousand (2000) hectares including one thousand six hundred and fifty (1650) hectares not yet occupied, and a quality tourist hinterland.

To respond efficiently to the new development needs of their respective activities, ENSEA and the PASP have agreed to undertake mutual cooperation to promote research and training activities in the field of regional and transport economics.

As part of this partnership, ENSEA undertakes to:

  • Develop a research pole in the fields of regional and transport economy or in any other field which could contribute to the development of the area of influence of the PASP;
  • Publish the results of this research and disseminate them in the framework of biannual seminars, the periods to be determined by mutual agreement;
  • Provide technical assistance to the PASP for the implementation or supervision of statistical, economic and prospective studies.

University of Tulane

The Council of Ministers adopted on 28 April 2008 the conclusions of a communication concerning a request for authorisation formulated by the National School of Statistics and Applied Economics and the University of Tulane (New Orleans, USA) for the implementation, over a period of 2 years, of research on “child labour in plantation economy regions”, particularly in the cocoa sector. Several agreements have been signed in this context. The last one signed in March 2009, entrusted ENSEA with the organization of a study on the trafficking and smuggling of Malian and Burkinabe children for work in cocoa plantations in Côte d’Ivoire. Survey data collection should include both quantitative and qualitative components. The scope of the study should take into account children’s countries of origin.

The University of Tulane is an American university, founded in 1834, privatized in 1884, and located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tulane is one of the best universities in the South of the United States, highly selective, and developing a very good university research.

WTO: World Trade Organisation

On July 06, 2017, an agreement was signed between the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics in Abidjan (ENSEA), Côte d’Ivoire and the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the joint organization of an eight-week Regional Course on Trade Policy (CRPC) for government officials from Francophone African Countries. Through this agreement, the CRPC will be held on the ENSEA campus in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. ENSEA undertakes to provide the necessary premises for the duration of the course. ENSEA will be responsible for the following logistical and administrative aspects, in accordance with the defined budget:

  • Academic coordination of the CRPC;
  • Administrative coordination of the CRPC and additional staff, as required;
  • Management of training facilities, including purchase of necessary equipment and supplies;
  • Per diems payments to participants;
  • Implementation and management of a virtual classroom for the CRPC.

JACOBS Foundation

In October 2016, ENSEA and the JACOBS Foundation signed a contract called “Transforming Education in Cocoa Communities (TRECC)”. The aim of this contract is to improve the living conditions of all children and adolescents in Côte d’Ivoire by focusing its action on the quality of education in cocoa farming communities.