In depth

The five UN agencies of the UN Joint Programme for Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery II 2013-2017 (UNDP, UN-Habitat, UNCDF, ILO and UNICEF) works with Somalia/Somaliland Government Institutions, Regional authorities, District Councils & Administrations, Legislatures, Municipal Associations, International and Local NGOs/CSOs, and the private sector to promote improvements in local governance which will contribute to peace consolidation, development and equitable service delivery for the citizens of Somalia.


JPLG II builds on the successes of the first of the joint programme phase (2008-2012) and seeks to support Somalia to expand decentralized service delivery through 1) strengthening policy and legislative frameworks; 2) developing capacity of local government and; 3) improving decentralized service delivery. JPLG II is in line with the New Deal development cooperation framework as well as the United Nations’ Integrated Strategic Framework for Somalia (2014). The joint programme aligns its support to the Somali Compact, including the Special Arrangement for Somaliland, and has a special focus on PSG 1, 4 and 5.

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