Djibouti Business Park Project (WB-P176690)

  • Djibouti
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Government of Djibouti
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Construction
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 4.73 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 24, 2021

Disclosed by Bank May 24, 2021

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank documents, the project's objective is to support SMEs' productive capacity through the creation of a Business Park and associated services.

The project has three components:

  1. Component 1: Assessment of SMEs needs of services for the Business Park. This first component will consist in conducting a feasibility study to inform the construction of the Business Park. This feasibility study will cover the demand and supply side of business support services to SMEs in Djibouti City. On the demand side, the study will assess the demand for the Business Park and its services,
    provide a clear mapping of the beneficiaries, and identify how to equip the Park to respond to the beneficiaries' need. On supply side, the study will assess the challenges related to construction (land location and ownership, fit with urban planning and Zero slum upgrading project), complete a financial viability of the Business Park, and determine management structures (public or private). The main deliverable is the assessment report with concrete propositions for building, equipping, and sustainably managing the Business Park.
  2. Component 2: Construction of the Business Park. The second component will consist in constructing the building which will host the Business Park. Construction plans will follow the results from the assessment.

  3. Component 3: Provision of SMEs services, activities, and equipment. The third component will focus on preparing the Business Park for the launch of SMEs support activities as per the government specifications and the feasibility study within available funding and scope.
Investment Description
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World Bank:
Contact : Marie Christine Apedo Amah
Title : Young Professional
Telephone No : 1-202-820015

Contact : Dobromir Christow
Title : Senior Economist
Telephone No : 473-9677

Borrower : Republic of Djibouti - Ministry of Economy and Finance, in Charge of Industry
Contact : Ilyas Dawaleh
Title : Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning
Telephone No : 25321325105
Email :

Implementing Agency:
Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (under the Ministry of Economy and Finance)
Contact : Oubah Malow
Title : Director General/Project Coordinator
Telephone No : 25321333800
Email : 


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