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Local economic development boosts family incomes, keeps kids in school

Khadra is one of 50 women helping to boost the economy in Somaliland by working in Gabiley’s thriving market, with knock-on benefits for health and education.  


Transforming local government: A bird's eye view

Decades of civil war have destroyed much of Somalia’s physical infrastructure and fractured trust among different communities, individual citizens and the state. So how to fix the damage? This…  


New market shows the power of local governance in Gabiley, Somaliland

For many years, Khadra sat under a tree by a dirt road in the small town of Gabiley and called it her shop. She’d spread her vegetables on the floor and wait there in the afternoon heat, watching them…  


Hirshabelle local government holds consultation on quota for women’s representation in district councils

The Hirshabelle Ministry of Interior and Local Government has committed to implementing a thirty percent quota for women’s representation amongst the delegates who elect district councils in the…  


Daldhis (Build Your Country)

Since 2012, Somalia has seen significant changes in its security context and its political structure. Over the last two years, Somalia’s state formation process has seen the introduction of a new…  


UN ELECTORAL SUPPORT PROJECT

UN support to the current electoral cycle (2018-2021) to assist Somalia with the preparations for universal elections is mandated by the UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR 2358 (2017) and 2408…  


Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Security Sector Governance (SSG)

Security Sector Reform (SSR) and more specifically Security Sector Governance (SSG) in Somalia over the last four years has been a key Peace- and State-building Goal (PSG) objective of the New Deal…  


PCVE - Somali Strategy and Action Plan

Large parts of Somalia are still effectively under control of Al Shabaab, where it provides de facto governance by enforcing taxation, education and providing some form of justice. A key element for…  


Joint Police Programme

International funding has been crucial in sustaining the Somali Federal and Federal Member States (FMS) Police in returning a degree of security and rule of law to the country. The continuation and…  


Parliamentary Support Project (PSP-II)

The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), which came to power in September 2012, was led by a legitimately elected President, and a Prime Minister and Government that were nominated and endorsed by a…  

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