The aim of this paper is to identify the policy levers and influencers in the case of Côte d'Ivoire that would be useful to integrate into the CRISE research project. The most important and extensive part of the policy paper considers the structures and policy levers within, looking at consecutively, the formal political environment, the informal environment and the international environment. The policy levers' involvement in the CRISE research project could be active; meaning that they would be invited to participate in workshops and internal CRISE seminars, for instance. Or they could participate more passively; meaning they would, for example, only receive regular updates on the research progress in the form of publications or CRISE newsletters. The current policy environment in Côte d'Ivoire is extremely challenging. Due to a general lack of trust and the wide-ranging politicisation of society, all programmes and policy initiatives are being scrutinised for their balance towards ethnic groups, political parties or movements. Therefore, the selection of local participants and policy levers in the context of the CRISE-project must also consider the balance between different political, ethnic and religious forces and movements. The paper ends by providing a synopsis of the potentially more active participants in the CRISE-project as well as the policy levers and influencers that should be treated more passively.
CRISE Policy Context Paper 3, Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity, Oxford, UK, 29 pp.