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Assessment of Development Results - Djibouti

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This is the first ADR conducted in Djibouti, and it focuses on UNDP contributions to development results in the country during UNDP-Djibouti’s two most recent programming cycles – 2003-2007 and 2008-2012. The objectives of this ADR are: (i) to identify progress made towards the anticipated development results of the past two UNDP programming cycles; (ii) to analyse how UNDP in Djibouti has been positioned to add value to the country’s efforts to promote its development; (iii) to present conclusions and lessons learned with a view to the organization’s future positioning in Djibouti. The findings and recommendations of the ADR will inform the new Djibouti Country Programme Document for the upcoming programming cycle of 2013-2017, for which UNDP-Djibouti has begun preparation.

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Development context and challenges

The Republic of Djibouti is located in the Horn of Africa at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. Djibouti shares a land border with Somalia to the south and east, Ethiopia to the south and west, and Eritrea to the north. The Red Sea runs along the eastern side of the country. Djibouti has 372 km of coastline and a maritime space of around 7,200 km2. It has a hot and dry climate with temperatures varying from an average of 30°C in January to 43°C in July. Rainfall is sparse but falls very heavily in isolated outbreaks, causing flooding and pooling of water for long periods around housing, particularly in Djibouti City. For most of the country, rainfall does not exceed 160 mm per year. The landscape is generally rocky and rough.

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