The role of government in post conflict reconstruction: The case of Ivory Coast

Cinthia Loïs Thomsen

Student thesis: Master thesis


the thesis will examines the role of Private Sector and Foreign Direct Investment in post conflict reconstruction and uses them to help governments resolve issues that brought the country in to a conflict. By doing so, we will also examine the causes of the conflict in relation to political stability. For political stability to take place, economic growth and equal distribution of wealth must be completed. Therefore one of the top priorities of this thesis is the formulation of a clear vision of policies and strategies in the context of national competitiveness and industry / local firm, for; in the long run they will remain the main source of new investment, jobs, and an expanding resource base in the community. While substantial research papers has grown on the productivity and competitiveness of African economies there is still little on the theories or models from competitiveness that relate to the concept of post conflict reconstruction. Most of the existing research has been confined to case studies based on normal development challenge. Drawing on such research, I will use a microeconomic theoretical framework to illuminate the opportunities and challenge of Post conflict societies and demonstrate how they can compete in an increasingly globalized world economy. In particular, the analysis will be structured around Michael Porter‘s microeconomic model on National Competitive Advantage, often called the Diamond Model of national Competitiveness (1990).

EducationsMSc in Business, Language and Culture, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2008
Number of pages112