Djibouti

Djibouti
Djibouti

Official Name: Republic of Djibouti
Capital: Djibouti
Independence Day: 27 June 1977
Currency: Franc (DJF)

Key Results

  • Advocacted for the ratification of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa address human rights abuses suffered by adolescent girls in 16 African Union (AU) member states including Djibouti.
  • Djibouti is involved in the USD2.21 billion road link project which includes USD5.95 million for the rail section. The project spans a total of 8,715 kilometres of rail and road and is also combing the Trans-Africa Highway (TAH)-5 from Dakar to N’djamena and the TAH-6 from N’djamena to Djibouti.
  • Djibouti signed the CAADP Compact on 19 April 2012 committing to prioritise agricultural transformation and development. The country also completed an independent technical review of its National Agricultural Investment Plans (NAIPs) in April 2012.
  • The country has made significant progress towards implementing its NAIS and integrating CAADP principles and values. According to a Biennial Review, Comoros has achieved a 71% completion rate of the CAADP process and 18.1% of rural women have been empowered with access to productive assets in agriculture. Further evidence include: 10% annual growth of the agriculture GDP value addition; a score of 50 out of 100 for the Trade Facilitation Index (TFI), and 11.6% of agriculture land under sustainable land management practices.
  • Djibouti is among 11 African counties which are being supported by NEPAD through the Africa Extractives Capacity Assessment Framework (ECAF). This support is aimed at enabling sustainable extraction and utilisation of mineral resources as well as domestication of the African Mining Vision into the mining policy and regulatory frameworks. There is now increased awareness and competence among key actors in contract negotiations and tax policies related to the extractive and mining industry.