Author(s): ÃÂ Omer Faruk GUVEN*

Entrepreneurship can be considered as a process of generating social and economic value in general. In this process, opening the way for women as entrepreneurs and supporting them has an important place in the development of countries. Women entrepreneurship creates diversity in the types of entrepreneurship in the economy, expands the range of entrepreneurship, can reveal different business lines, employment creation has positive effects on development. The aim of this study is to reveal the problems of women's entrepreneurship in Djibouti, how it develops, what the influencing factors are, the reasons women become entrepreneurs, the obstacles they face; To reveal the structure and current situation of women's entrepreneurship in Djibouti, to examine the support and policies of national and international institutions in this field. The unique value of the study is that it is one of the few studies in Djibouti that has scientific women entrepreneurship in the national and international arena. It can be claimed as another unique value that it is one of the rare studies that comprehensively reveal and examine the international institutions that support women entrepreneurship in the country and their support. Case study method was used in the study. The limitation of the study is that there are very few scientific and official studies in this field and the limited data on women's entrepreneurship due to underdevelopment. As a result of the research, significant progress has been made in women's entrepreneurship in Djibouti in recent years with the support of international economic institutions such as the World Bank. Although discrimination against women and their being seen in the secondary plan remain the main obstacles, it has been determined that national policies attach importance to the education, support and development of women, their participation in economic activities and increasing their visibility. However, it has been observed that the support and guidance of international institutions and national policies are in harmony, and the value judgments of the society have changed in the participation of women in both social and economic activities, especially in the last decade.


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