In Côte d'Ivoire, our grantee Association 3535 is using open source technology to support land tenure and livelihoods for low-income households and small businesses.




In Côte d’Ivoire, people who wish to engage in informal commercial activity in the public space must apply to the municipality for an administrative authorisation for temporary occupation. The process is cumbersome and lengthy, requiring multiple steps that can take up to eight weeks. Without this authorisation, people are at risk of constant eviction.

Selected for funding under Cities Alliance Innovation Programme, eServices Techniques developed an open-source solution that digitises the request and renewal of authorization permits and aims at reducing the processing time for permits from 8 weeks to 14 days. The platform will now be piloted in Cocody City, with the idea of eventually expanding it throughout the country.

This 2-page report highlights the key lessons learned and achievements so far and provides information on the way forward.

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