Yacin Elmi Bouh

Yacin Elmi Bouh
ياسين علمي بوح
Ministry of Interior and Decentralization
Assumed office
22 May 2005
Personal details
Born (1962-06-04) 4 June 1962 (age 52)
Djibouti, Djibouti

Yacin Elmi Bouh (Arabic: ياسين علمي بوح‎) (born 4 June 1962) is a Djiboutian politician. He was Minister of Finance from 1997 to 2005 and has been Minister of the Interior and Decentralization since 22 May 2005.

Early life and education

Bouh was born in the city of Djibouti. He studied primary and secondary schools in Djibouti, culminating in a Higher Leaving Certificate Series B – Economical. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Economics of Nantes in France to the rank of Maïtrise en droit public in 1987.


1992: he successively held the post of head of department of the Civil Service, Legal Adviser to the Minister of Public Service and counsel for the State

1993: he became Director of the Caisse Nationale de Retraite and, cumulatively its functions, it remains representative of the state with the judiciary

1994: he has served as vice-chairman of the Committee on decentralization and also participates in the conclusion of peace with the FRUD-armed by the signing of the agreement Ab'a

1997: he made several reforms, including those of pension funds that led to the creation of the Social Protection Agency (OPS) following the merger of the former Fund of Social Services (CPS) and Service Medical Business to (SMI)

26 December 1997 to 21 May 2005: Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning in charge of Privatization. He led several structural adjustment programmes and ease for poverty reduction.


  • Décret n°2005-0069/PRE portant nomination des membres du Gouvernement.

External links

  • Site officiel du ministère de l'intérieur et de la décentralisation de Djibouti
  • Site Officiel

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