SDG Investor Maps Case Study
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Djibouti SDG Investor Map launches at a ceremony opened by Prime Minister, H.E. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohemed

The Djibouti SDG Investor Map was launched today at a ceremony opened by the Prime Minister, H.E. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed and Secretary of State for Investments and Private Sector Development, H.E. Safia Mohamed Ali Gadileh, wherein they gave a speech on the investment opportunities in the East African country. Following the opening ceremony, H.E. Mr. Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh, the Minister of Economy and Finance (MEFI) in charge of Industry of the Republic of Djibouti, presented an overview of the sectors and opportunities highlighted by the Map.

The Djibouti SDG Investor Maps can be used by private investors to explore the 21 identified investment themes across eight sectors that not only have significant potential to advance the SDGs, but also where the Government’s policies and sustainable national development needs meet.

Djibouti is strategically positioned in of the Horn of Africa region for its easy access to maritime trade routes. It is at the crossroads connecting Western Europe and Asia via the Suez Canal as well as the Middle East and South Africa via the India Ocean. The investment themes the Djibouti SDG Investor Map has identified center on the regional economic integration and intra-regional trade through inclusive cross-border value chains among neighbouring countries for the peace and stability of the region.

Domestically, the investment themes identified are focused on regional connectivity, economic integration, resilience to climate shocks, access to financing and improved value chains - particularly in food and agriculture.

The eight identified priority sectors span Transportation, Services, Renewable and Alternative Energy, Financials, Technology and Communications, Infrastructure, Food and Beverage and Healthcare. Below are the priority sectors identified for Djibouti where investment could contribute significantly to advance sustainable development.


The Djibouti SDG Investor Map was created in collaboration with the UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector Development (UNDP IICPSD) and UNDP Djibouti with the support of the MEFI of the Republic of Djibouti.

Explore the investment themes, business models and the respective government policies in more detail here.

For more information on the SDG Investor Map methodology, click here.

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