Ivory Coast has the characteristic of being either a country of immigration, emigration, transit and more recently of forced migration within the country. It is traditionally the first immigration country in West Africa. The overall objective of this study is to: reinforce knowledge on the migration issue in Côte d'Ivoire, focusing on the profile of the candidates for irregular migration still in Côte d'Ivoire or already on the migratory routes and on the networks of smugglers whom they solicit. More specifically, the aim is to provide the Government with a set of data that it can use in defining and implementing its national sectoral policy and adapting its means of combating irregular migration. The specific objectives are: 1) Production of a study to better understand the profile of Ivorian candidates for irregular migration. 2) Production of a study providing factual information on the networks that applicants for departure for Europe are seeking. 3) On the basis of these elements, have recommendations on the capacities of the Government to strengthen, as well as on the nature and the content of the projects to be defined in order to fight more effectively against the root causes of irregular immigration and the phenomenon of trafficking in human beings in Côte d'Ivoire. The results to be achieved are: Result 1: In-depth knowledge of motivations of migrants, returned but also arrived on European shores? Result 2: In-depth knowledge of the networks that migrants use? Result 3: to design effective and sustainable actions in the service of the Ivorian population.

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