DJIBOUTI: Establishment of a Multisector Regulator in Djibouti and associated ICT and Energy sector reform

The government of Djibouti recognizes that a well-governed information and communications technologies (ICT) market within a robust legal and regulatory framework based on global and regional best practices will enhance the sector’s growth and bring economic benefits through increased competition, efficiency, transparency, and reduced costs. Likewise, independent regulation in the energy sector will foster competition, help improve quality of services and drive down prices, which benefits the poor and society at large. PPIAF, in collaboration with the World Bank’s Digital Development and Energy GP, supported the establishment and operationalization of an independent multisector regulatory authority in Djibouti to help the government achieve its goal. It also sought to develop an enabling regulatory environment for the ICT and energy sectors. The activity entailed technical assistance and capacity-building to establish and operationalize the multisector regulator, the ARMD. This involved assisting the government in defining an adequate institutional and organizational structure for the regulator, developing organigrams, drafting job descriptions, and identifying board members and key personnel. The activity included regulatory capacity-building focused on teaching best practices to create a competitive and robust ICT sector and to build a strong enabling environment in the country’s energy sector. 

Approved date2020-05-05
SectorICT (Information and Communications Technology), Energy
RegionMiddle East & North Africa

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