Djibouti has been beset by social and political factors which have previously hampered development, but several industries show growth and offer good opportunities for employment. The economy is driven by the Red Sea, and jobs for early career and senior talent often revolves around export and transport. Taxes are set at a flat rate and are lower than other countries in the region. Healthcare and education systems are underdeveloped, and access to private options is essential. Security can be complex, with high crime rates in cities, and following advice of your employer is essential.