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New clinics help reduce maternal, child mortality

Facilities supported by UNDP offer delivery, vaccination, nutrition and birth registration.  

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…  


The next phase of JPLG will focus on creating an enabling environment for improved service delivery and greater stability, through improved legal, policy and system frameworks – building the knowledge…  

Jubaland State officials meet with Federal Government to develop Local Government Institute, standardise local governance in the State

Over thirty representatives from Jubaland State, Somalia, have met with Somali Federal Government officials to finalise the development of a Local Government Institute (LGI) in the State, which will…  

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