Escaping the Repertoire of Election Crisis: Prospects and Challenges of the Evolving Infrastructure for Peace in Côte d’Ivoire

The evolving Ivorian Infrastructure for Peace is examined from two angles in this policy brief. First, the historical and contextual issues is explored which contributed to, and perhaps, precipitated instability and the checkered democratization processes. Secondly, the potential challenges is highlighted which have to be considered and addressed to ensure the effective operationalization of the proposed I4P. As a conflict prevention and management tool, national peace infrastructures have largely contributed to peace and security in countries where they have been established and adopted. This paper focuses on the emerging infrastructure for peace (I4P) in Côte d’Ivoire by examining the country’s socio-political environment and how that impacts on the composition and effectiveness of the proposed I4P.