Algeria Articles & Analysis

The collapse in oil prices has weighed on the Algerian economy, giving rise to twin deficits in the budget and current account. In mid-2016 the government introduced a bold medium-term plan that targets a balanced budget by 2020, alongside a new growth model with a strategy for economic development and diversification by 2030. These moves have coincided with the private sector playing a much stronger role in the economy.

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Une coalition d’organisations communautaires et d’entreprises s’est associée au gouvernement algérien afin d’entamer une action collective visant à apporter des solutions aux problèmes environnementaux rencontrés par la capitale, Alger, lançant pour ce faire une initiative destinée à améliorer la durabilité écologique et la gestion des déchets dans la ville.

L´investissement international dans l’industrie automobile en Algérie s´accroit suite à la mise en place de mesures visant à soutenir la croissance de la production manufacturière.

 

Welcoming only a few new entrants to the market, the structure of Algeria’s insurance sector has remained relatively stable in recent years, with the four largest state-run insurers continuing to dominate. Purely private sector insurers capture less than one-quarter of the market, despite making modest gains of late. While the life insurance...

 

What are the main challenges to improving energy efficiency in African markets?

 

Faced with dwindling oil and gas revenues, rising domestic consumption and growing environmental awareness, solar energy has come to occupy a more prominent role in the development of the country’s energy mix in recent years. Testament to this are government plans to develop a 4-GW solar project.

 

In line with rising demand for electricity, Algeria has invested significantly in its power sector over the past 10 years, with projects primarily carried out by state-owned power company Sonelgaz and its subsidiaries. Major upgrades embracing enhanced technologies have also been brought on-stream; however, there remains a pressing need to...