The International Finance Corporation announced on 15 November that Côte d’Ivoire had signed an agreement to join the Scaling Solar initiative. The country will develop two 30MW solar power plants at Touba and Laboa in the northeast of the country on a public-private partnership basis. Côte d’Ivoire is the sixth country to sign up to the initiative, which has yielded the lowest tariffs achieved on the continent for solar power to date, despite a mixed reception by the industry.