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Appendix: Relevant Government Bodies in Djibouti

Ministry of Economy and Finance in charge of Industry (Ministère de L'Economie des Finances, Chargé de L'Industrie, MEFIP)

The Ministry of Economy and Finance is responsible for the implementation and coordination of economic and financial policy, asset management and government portfolio, resources and financial control of monetary institutions and credit. It is responsible for drawing up, proposing and implementing, based on the main orientations and the major balances decided by the Government, and the economic strategy of the State in the short, medium and long term. It is also responsible for developing and implementing, in conjunction with the Ministry of the Budget, the Government's policy for mobilizing domestic and external financial resources for financing development.

Ministry of Justice and Penitentiary Affairs (Ministere de la Justice et des Affaires Pénitentiaires)

The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the implementation of the general justice and penitentiary policy and the handling of human rights issues. It develops regulations in criminal, civil and administrative matters.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et de la Cooperation Internationale, Porte-Parole du Gouvernement)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is responsible for the implementation of foreign policy, the conduct of international negotiations and the promotion of political, economic, cultural, scientific and cooperation of the Republic of Djibouti. Its mission is to diversify development partners and identify new horizons of cooperation.

Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (Ministere de L'Equipement et des Transports)

The Ministry of Transport is responsible for the implementation and coordination of the policy on road, rail, maritime and air transport infrastructure. It is also responsible for the management, operation, maintenance and renovation of public facilities. The Djibouti-Ethiopian Railroad, the Djibouti Ports and Secondary Ports, the Djibouti International Airport, the Civil Aviation and the Roads Agency are under the supervision of the Ministry.

Ministry of Energy (Ministere de L'Energie Charge des Ressources Naturelles)

The Ministry of Energy is responsible for the development and implementation of sectoral policies in the fields of energy and natural resources, the promotion and development of resource exploitation, including in the areas of mining, hydrocarbons and renewable energy. The ministry is responsible for preparing and executing the government's energy policy, including electricity supply. Djibouti Electricity, the International Hydrocarbons Corporation of Djibouti and the Energy Management Agency are under the supervision of the Ministry.

Ministry of Labour (Ministere du Travail Charge de la Reforme de l'Administration)

The Ministry of Labour is responsible for implementing the Government's policy in the areas of labour, employment, professional integration, social relations, management of state agents and social protection. It prepares and implements rules relating to working conditions, collective agreements and employee rights.

Ministry of Habitat, Urban Planning and the Environment (Ministere de L'Habitat, de L'Urbanisme et de l'Environnement)

The ministry is responsible for the government's environmental policy, including the development of regulations, the control of environmental standards in the areas of infrastructure, housing, equipment, transport and energy.

National Investment Promotion Agency (NIPA)

Under the Ministry of Finance and promotes private-sector investment, facilitates investment operations, and works to modernize the country’s regulatory framework. NIPA assists foreign and domestic investors by disseminating information and streamlining administrative procedures. In March 2017, NIPA’s one-stop-shop was officially inaugurated, bringing together all the agencies with which a company must register to simplify company formation and ongoing navigation of red tape and taxes.

National Agency for Employment, Training, and Professional Integration (ANEFIP)

The ANEFIP maintains a database of Djiboutian job-seekers and issues work permits to foreign workers. Its creation was underpinned by the government's desire to provide the country with a tool for designing, monitoring and evaluating employment and vocational integration policies.


Manufacturing in East Africa: Djibouti

Section 1: Industrial Manufacturing Focus
Section 2: Labour & Land Resources
Section 3: Infrastructure
Section 4: Regulations & Tax Incentives
Appendix: Relevant Government Bodies
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