Djibouti is focusing on infrastructure improvements and a gradual diversification of its economy, both of which will require considerable foreign investment over the coming years, as well as a careful balancing of the state budget.
More than $14bn worth of new airports, pipelines, port facilities, roads and railways are under construction.
Electricity consumption has increased by some 75% in the past 10 years. A series of geothermal, solar and wind energy projects are under way to increase electricification nationwide.
In the fourth quarter of 2015, 314,350 people made use of mobile services, up from 285,904 one year earlier.
Over the past two years, more than $100m has been invested in gateway connections, with the country now linked to six submarine data cables.