The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is a sovereign state in North Africa. Following South-Sudan’s independence from Sudan, it became the largest country in Africa.
Algeria is a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 counties. It has the 16th largest oil reserves in the world and the second largest in Africa. It also has the 9th largest reserves of natural gas.
Algeria is ranked as the third most important economy in the MENA region and a leader in the Arab Maghreb Union.
President: Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Population: 40 million
Languages: Arabic, Berber, French
The Algerian government has taken significant steps to elevate the social wellbeing of its citizens by implementing social policies in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Algeria is one of a handful of countries that have achieved 20% poverty reduction in the last 20 years and in each of the key Human Development Indicators (HDI) major gains have been achieved. Life expectancy at birth has risen by 17 years, universal primary education has been reached alongside an increase in higher education enrolment.
Vision and a Plan of Action 2018-2035
A comprehensive study on the national economy is currently being prepared, with a vision and a plan of action 2018-2035, which will allow the development of the new national economic growth program in collaboration with the World Bank.