ENSEA is developing several types of partnership with the 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 living conditions of the population, as well as the study of morbidity and mortality, particularly of children. Numerous publications are the result of research from these observatories.

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

In terms of training, IRD grants PhD scholarships to young researchers associated with ENSEA with a view to building ENSEA’s institutional capacities in the area of demographic research.