Executive Summary – Research on conflict dynamics in western Côte d’Ivoire
This is an executive summary of a report uncovers and prioritizes the main obstacles to lasting peace in western Côte d’Ivoire. Four main issues emerged from the participatory and inclusive dialogue process: land tenure, the political instrumentalization of ethnicity, weak state institutions and the 2002 crisis as well as the 2011 post-electoral crisis. But the research reveals that these issues, which had already been identified by previous conflict mapping studies, merely present the tip of the iceberg. The consultations brought to light that there is a widespread feeling of having been victimized during the conflict.