Tentmaker Reports

Djibouti Report

Entrepreneurial Missions Index


General Information


888,716 (149th most populous country in the world)



Construction, agricultural processing

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the World Factbook project 4, conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). For more detailed information about Djibouti, visit https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/dj.html.

Business Information

The World Bank ranks Djibouti as 167 out of 183 economies in terms of ease of doing business. The country ranks as 177 (of 183) in terms of ease of starting a business.

It requires 0 procedures, takes 0 days, and costs N/A% of income per capita to start a business in Djibouti.

In order to start a business in Djibouti, one must follow these procedures:

  1. Deposit the initial capital at the bank and obtain a receipt
  2. Verify the uniqueness of the company name
  3. Notarize the company statutes
  4. Obtain criminal record of managers
  5. Register statutes with the Service des Domaines
  6. Publish notice in La Nation
  7. File documents with the Commercial Registry at the Greffe du Tribunal
  8. Register for taxes and obtain professional license (patente)
  9. Create a company seal, letterhead, and books
  10. Obtain signature of the President of the Court on the company books
  11. Register employees with Orgnisation de Protection Sociale (OPS)

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the Doing Business project 3, conducted by the World Bank. For more detailed information about starting a business in Djibouti, visit http://www.doingbusiness.org/.


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Djibouti Economic Freedom

The World Economic Forum (WEF) was founded in 1971 by Klaus Martin Schwab at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.  It is a non-profit foundation best known for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss both economic and social issues facing the world.  The WEF also serves as a think tank, and publishes a wide range of reports focusing on issues of concern and importance to Forum communities. In particular, Strategic Insight Teams focus on producing reports of relevance in the fields of competitiveness, global risks and scenario thinking.  The Global Competitiveness Report measures competitiveness of countries and economic competitiveness among a wide range of factors such as corruption, tax rates, work ethic, and many others.

Djibouti Summary


1 World Economic Forum

2 Free the World
Gwartney, James and Robert Lawson with Herbert Grubel, Jakob de Haan, Jan-Egbert Sturm, and Eelco Zandberg (2009). Economic Freedom of the World: 2009 Annual Report. Vancouver, BC: The Fraser Institute. Data retrieved from www.freetheworld.com.

3 World Bank Data

4 World Factbook Project

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