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The Education Above All Foundation and the World Bank have partnered to enroll 35,000 out-of-school children.

April 2021

Djibouti weathered the COVID-19 crisis relatively well. Despite a sharp fall, GDP growth remained positive at 0.5% in 2020.



Marina Wes

Country Director, Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti

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Apr 02, 2021

MENA Economic Update — Living with Debt: How Institutions Can Chart a Path to ...

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Oct 19, 2020

Djibouti's Economic Update — October 2020

Economic activity in Djibouti contracted in 2020 for the first time in two decades, as a result of COVID-19.

Oct 06, 2020

Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2020

The World Bank’s biennial Poverty and Shared Prosperity report finds that the rate of extreme poverty in the MENA region rose from 3.8% in 2015 to 7.2% in 2018 — the latest year for which data is available.

Jul 15, 2020

Building for Peace: Reconstruction for Security, Sustainable Peace, and ...

The World Bank and the German Development Cooperation have joined efforts to take a fresh look at reconstruction, development, and the transition to sustainable peace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and ...

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