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The economy of Djibouti is dominated by the service sector, which accounts for 76.6 percent of its GDP. It is largely derived from the strategic location, providing income opportunities from transportation of goods to Ethiopia, port services, hosting of French and US military bases, and foreign aid. Although the recent inflow of refugees from Somalia and other neighboring countries has affected the economy, the strong trade activities with Ethiopia as well as port services have created a relatively firm base for stable economic growth. However, the benefits of this growth have not been evenly distributed among different regions, and the economic disparity between urban and rural areas has widened significantly. In addition, repeated droughts caused by climate change have had negative impact on agricultural and livestock productivity in rural areas. JICA's support to Djibouti is primarily focused on water, energy, strengthening the Coast Guard (to boost the capacity to secure maritime safety), and vocational training.

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JICA Djibouti Office
Rue de Kampala, I lot du Heron, Djibouti, Republique de Djibouti
(B.P. 2627, Djibouti, Republique de Djibouti)

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June 1, 2018 The Government of japan contributes to the relief efforts of cyclone Sagar in Djibouti, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
May 14, 2018 Message from the Resident Representative

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June 1, 2021 The evolving “School for All” project: Expanding to 53,000 schools in eight African countries, promoting children’s learning, school lunches, and hand washing awareness
November 24, 2020 Signing of Grant Agreement with Djibouti:Contributing to the improvement of access to and the quality of basic education through constructing a combined primary and secondary school
March 22, 2019 Signing of Record of Discussion for Technical Cooperation Project in Djibouti: Promoting the Utilization of Digital Geographic Information for the Urban Development and Planning of Djibouti City
March 19, 2019 Signing of Record of Discussions with Djibouti for a Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS): Supporting research for establishing a sustainable water resource management model

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