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Year
Government
expenses
Governmen
t revenues
Inflation

Currency rate
Foreign
Reserves
External debt
2001
2,100
1,500
2.5%
699.210
  13,900
2002
2,400
1,720
  742.790
  13,300
2003
    3.2%
696.988
  10,300
2004
    4.1%
581.200
  10,700
2005
2,767
2,412
1.4%
528.290
  11,810
2006
2,830
2,434
2.0%
527.470
1,950
13,260
2007
3,713
3,209
2.4%
522.890
1,798
10,900
2008
3,806
3,196
1.8%
481.830
2,500
10,910
2009
5,082
4,725
6.1%
447.810
3,300
14,460
2010
4,987
4,655
2.0%
469.210
2,645
14,050
It is alleged that there were nearly 59,000 doctors working in the Ivory Coast during the last decade.
Another source gives 23,108. In either case, these numbers are an example of statistics at its worst: are
those counted physicians? If so, are they working? If working, are do they have a specialty or are they in
general practice? Where are they working? Are they  Ivory Coast citizens or from overseas? In any case,
with nearly a million cases of AIDS and a collection of less deadly but sometimes more debilitating
diseases, the Ivory Coast needs to set a target of 125,000 reasonably distributed doctors.    
Government expenses and revenues, foreign reserves and external debt
in millions of US dollars.
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