Our Projects

UNDP works with government partners, non-governmental organizations, and civil society to design projects that contribute to real, measurable improvements in the lives of the Somali people. Through support to local government, UNDP helps local councils to deliver much needed services, such as access to water supplies and health care. With communities, UNDP is engaged in building or rehabilitating access roads, markets and irrigation systems. In order to restore security and basic government functions, UNDP supports the police, the rule of law, public finance management and key governance institutions. UNDP is also increasing awareness on and advocating for the Millennium Development Goals and human development in Somalia.

PSG 1: Inclusive Politics

  • Joint Programme for Support to the Electoral Process

    The Joint Programme for Support to the Electoral Process in the Federal Republic of Somalia is designed to assist Somalia to reach dual objectives according to a twin-track approach, as follows (i) to hold an electoral process in 2016 and (ii) to prepare for universal elections and referendum through institutional capacity development of the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC), the development of the legal framework for elections and support to promote a better understanding of electoral processes.

  • Parliamentary Support Project

    Somalia is undergoing a historic process of change, moving towards peace after two decades of conflict. Building democratic institutions, such as a parliament representing the will of its citizens, is crucial for Somalia’s transformation to a peaceful and prosperous nation.

  • Constitutional Support Project

    Somalia is undergoing a historic process of change, moving towards peace after two decades of conflict. Building democratic institutions, such as a parliament representing the will of its citizens, is crucial for Somalia’s transformation to a peaceful and prosperous nation.

  • Support to the Federal Government of Somalia in Stabilization in Newly Recovered Areas

    The project will support the Federal Government of Somalia in its stabilization effort in the newly recovered areas, through establishment of caretaker and interim local administrations capable of leading an inclusive dialogue towards the formation of governance structures and promoting reconciliation.

PSG 2: Security

  • Civilian Police

    UNDP works with authorities in Somalia to strengthen the institutional and technical capacity of Somalia's police forces to deliver policing services to the public. This means building an efficient, effective and professional civilian police service that meets the requirements for community policing as well as the needs and expectations of the Somali people – a force that is both responsive to civilian needs and accountable to civil authority.

PSG 3: Justice

PSG 4: Economic Foundations

  • Local Economic Development

    The Local Economic Development (LED) project addresses the urgent need for income generation and job creation in Somalia through communitybased approaches. It aims to provide more knowledge to local communities towards contributing to peacebuilding, reconciliation and socio-economic development through building the capacity and raising awareness of local communities while engaging them in all stages ofproject.

  • Environment and Energy

    The Environment and Natural Resources Management project aims to develop institutional capacities to manage the environment and reduce disaster risks (in the context of climate change) across all levels of government and non-government organisations.

  • National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management

    The objective of the National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) is to take stock of Somalia’s existing capacities and specific capacity needs and priorities, as it moves to implement multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) to which it is signatory.

PSG 5: Revenue and Services

  • Joint Programme on Local Governance

    The UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery (JPLG) aims to strengthen local governance and enhance decentralized services in Somaliland and other regions of Somalia.

Cross-Cutting Issues

  • Somali Institutional Development Perfomance (SIP)

    The SIP project support the capacity development of the Federal Government of Somalia as well as the State of Puntland. The Project aims to enhance the performance in terms of efficiency and effectiveness of the partner government institutions through three key components of support aimed at overall gender mainstreamed institutional capacity development of the government institutions:

  • Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Project

    Somali authorities have identified empowerment of women, through greater asset ownership and participation in decision-making processes, as a priority for peace and development. To facilitate Somali stakeholders to achieve this, in 2012 UNDP initiated a new project on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) in Somalia focusing primarily on advocacy initiatives in partnership with civil society and public institutions in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia.

  • HIV AIDS Project

    As a trusted development partner and co-sponsor of UNAIDS, UNDP’s main focus is to build national capacities of government at all levels and work closely with civil society to support a coordinated and effective response to the HIV & AIDS epidemic (UNDP strategic plan, 2008-2011).

  • Support to Emerging Federal States (StEFS)

    The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), guided by the New Deal Somali Compact and Vision 2016, has been facilitating the process of forming member states in an inclusive manner, consistent with the Provisional Constitution and Somalia’s laws.

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