Djibouti Turns to its Peers for Advice on Reaching its Goals

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the booty is a small country in the Horn of Africa with a population of eight hundred sixty thousand at the Independence Day we had only one High School in Djibouti one Street and two doctors reboot is still poor no important natural resource the main resource of Djibouti remain the Jo strategical location of the country bridging Africa to Asia you’ve got the Red Sea you’ve got a port that’s right in the middle of North and South as well as access to some of the fastest-growing countries in sub-saharan Africa so this is a country with tremendous potential Djibouti imagines in 2035 that they will be a just a peaceful society that it will be developed that they will have good governance economic growth on appel Djibouti latere – on the hong kong Djibouti no policy trip I sampled an event – II love what we a Singapore older by no por una revisión we talked to knows energy also getting from here there is going to be difficult when you’ve got an economy that is having trouble getting off the ground they need to get over that hump where you turn yourself from a natural resource based economy into a dynamic manufacturing and service center law enforcement in Ozaukee diversification denote economy son – NC a la paz de acción de governor ma co-develop ellos KP so sebas ye don’t important man okay so angrily deposit poor diversifying our economy than the sector uncle choose exploit II Effendi follow Lumpur Lysenko me sector retinues only transport a logistic Litella comunicación lecherous la pêche la quality Oh Ellen destroy ledger reform we supposedly facility’ the Rahsaan small diversion Moya key permit for the promo wireless sector of TV the only development sector Jesuit and plan succeed or travel forum solarization experienced a weekly Pisa me somebody population city city we started with identifying countries that had similar characteristics to Djibouti we invited cap fell Mauritius and Dubai to come and present from the private sector from the public sector perspective what they had done and what had helped them in their development those countries have the same characteristic in terms of economical macroeconomics or the historical background in the level of development and we wanted to know about what were the error made what kind of leadership they had what kind of interaction they created between the private sector to the public as well as civil society to the government Marisa’s over the last number of years has made significant economic progress it is a small country a small island and over the years it has diversified into a number of new areas such as manufacturing text time services tourism to my mind the involvement of Mauritius in the conference has focused on how we change the economy and to what extent dbg can use some of the Mauritian experience to engage in that dialogue to meet that vision of 2035 we are here to share the experience of Cape Verdean draft a clear vision for the tourism sector some of the challenge that Cabret face it is the challenge that Djibouti is facing now or will face in the coming years the first is to define which kind of tourism Djibouti wants because if you don’t answer clearly this question you will shut in different direction wasting resources you cannot develop the competitivity to attract everybody Djibouti has more potential actually right now than the way in 1971 one day on the action started in the way the way is not a very cheap city for investment however it provides certainty to investors guarantees the boutique can benefit from the way the experience from other countries experience but the most important thing is that you are not going to replicate things that’s not good enough what you need is a vision at the top level the tour yesterday was really valuable because we’re almost everybody coming from the outside this is their first visit to Djibouti they toured the area where they’re going to build a second port and they met with the governor of that district it was a very good experience in terms of the transport this gave us a clear idea of the challenge the country has to implement an internal transport system to facilitate the circulation of tourists across all this country when we visited Terra it was clear that they were starting at the very low end to build the port and to build all the facilities to be able to optimize its geography you can read all you want but if you actually see it and you meet some of the people you begin to see some of the dynamism that is really going to drive this economy firsthand the key messages that came out from the presentations of the three countries but also from the four roundtables that we had organized where they need for good governance fiscal governor’s judicial governor’s every aspect of governance and transparency an abling environment for the private sector development that would create jobs and thus help reduce poverty and making sure that this economic growth is really inclusive is shared it takes accounts of the most vulnerable in the population this conference has already highlighted or surfaced these difficult policy reforms that Djibouti has to undertake one of the most critical ones is going to be telecommunications the telecommunications infrastructure is quite good but there’s only one telecommunications company so there’s no competition and telecommunications costs are very high a key issue that kept coming up was that well Djibouti is very small we had presentations from Cape Verde and from Mauritius who are also small and they showed the devotions that size does not matter they have developed tourism they have developed infrastructures they always talk about the main impediment to private sector development in Djibouti being the high cost of energy well we saw that Cape Verde has done that we’d probably the highest rate of energy Dubai has high car saved on it Mauritius has high energy costs and they’ve done it so these constraints should not be the impediment and they should not stop the development of the country the idea of the end of the two and a half days here is to come up with concrete actions that the government will undertake to promote the consensus view to accelerate progress in these areas we started with different points of view at the end there was a very strong convergence towards the same recommendations and so we thought that was an excellent outcome of this exchange it’s not a unidirectional event it was a share of information and knowledge I’ve learned a lot not only about this country itself but even about how people here understands their challenge and how they are thinking to solve them what I learned is everything is possible it all depends on how much committed we are in the transformation of our own country we do believe everyone will go back home after the forum and feel yes we are capable transforming our country

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