Djibouti

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Africa is at a crucial crossroads, and the direction it takes in the next few years will have a major impact – for good or for ill – not only on the continent, but globally. Djibouti is a nexus for political, trade, development and security issues in the Horn of Africa and it will play a critical role in shaping regional dynamics in coming years....

 

As Djibouti’s economy evolves and the number of modern shopping outlets grows, grocers and the distribution channels that supply them have proven to be key drivers of the country’s retail industry. The retail foodstuff segment had traditionally been dominated by independently run, small-scale grocery stores called mercatos, but consumer...

 

The global economy is entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), or Industry 4.0, based on the application of new digital and automated technologies in production processes and service delivery. These changes are bringing emerging markets improved productivity, as well as risks – namely, reshoring and the displacement of human labour by...

 

Djibouti, a small East African country of about 900,000 people that has few natural resources, relies heavily on international trade for both basic needs and industry inputs. Economic activity in the country is dominated by the tertiary sector – representing roughly 80% of GDP – while the primary sector remains underdeveloped due to an...

What measures are actively being taken to support the decentralisation of the state?