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The Algiers Smart City project was launched in mid-2017 and has spearheaded a number of innovative projects, including a local start-up’s development of cloud and big data platform that secured global customers within its first year. Several other projects involving over 50 local engineers from are also in motion. Meanwhile, partnerships with...

 

The goal of smart city design is to improve the standards of living for citizens by optimising resources through digital solutions. In addition to advancing the wilaya (province) of Algiers, the Algiers Smart City envisions setting a new baseline for technology development in other cities in Algeria and further abroad. Although the...

Chapter | Algiers Smart City from The Report: Algeria 2018

The Algiers Smart City initiative, established to advance multiple aspects of the tech industry, such as technology transfer, talent mobilisation and cross-sector synergies, demonstrates the benefit of approaching development from a less conventional perspective. Players in IT and other contingent sectors are increasingly aware of the opportunities created by adopting an approach to progress...

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Chapter | Economy from The Report: Algeria 2018

As Africa’s most important gas exporter, Algeria remains highly dependent on the hydrocarbons sector for the majority of government revenues and almost the entirety of its exports. Despite reforms to encourage private sector development, promote diversification and attract foreign direct investment in recent years, the state plays a preponderant role, meaning that expenditure and investments...

Chapter | Country Profile from The Report: Algeria 2018

Since achieving independence in 1962, Algeria has pursued an activist foreign policy, pushing interests of developing countries through the Non-Aligned Movement, as well as in groups like the G-77. Algeria holds close trading links with its Mediterranean neighbours to the north, and is an important source of EU natural gas imports, particularly to France, Spain and Italy. The country has...