What We Do

Over the next year, the evolving nature of the Somali political field will continue to create new opportunities for development. Empowered local authorities are taking responsibility for the protection of their citizens and development of their communities. Newly accessible territories are emerging across Somalia. This requires strong Somali leadership, and sustained commitment from UNDP to ensure the equitable, sustainable growth necessary to reduce the chronic poverty experienced over the last two decades.more

The Somali Compact

The Somali Compact, signed on 16 September 2013 at the New Deal Conference in Brussels, is seen as a roadmap for promoting statebuilding and peacebuilding over the next three years. This framework provides a strategic plan towards stability and peace across Somalia. To this end, the New Deal lays out five Peacebuilding and State-Building Goals (PSGs) which focus on inclusive politics, security, justice, economic foundations and revenue and services. more

UNDP supports the Somali government to deliver their development goals

Building upon the successes of the past, learning from disappointments, and keeping in mind the flexibility required for Somalia’s unique context, UNDP is currently working with national bodies and international partners to develop the next generation of capacity development support for central, state and local public sector institutions.more

Our Stories

Promoting Human Rights and Gender Equality in the Police Force

Safety and security are the key foundations for building lasting peace and prosperity for all Somalis. UNDP is helping the Somali people to tackle insecurity andMore 

Anand, 35, runs a small shop in Eyl, which she established using a small grant and business training. © UNDP/Danielle Botti
Empowering female entrepreneurs in Somalia

In Somalia’s Puntland region, poverty and the lack of economic opportunities often force communities to turn to piracy-based incomes to survive.   In the coastal townMore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Parliamentary Support Project

    The UNDP Parliamentary Support Project started in 2013 supporting the capacity development of inclusive and effective parliamentary institutions on federal level, in Puntland and in Somaliland. Since the second half of 2015 the parliament project has extended its advisory and technical support to the newly formed parliaments (Jubaland State Assembly / JSA, Shout-West State Assembly / SWSA, Galmudug State Assembly / GSA).more 

  • Support to the Electoral Process in the Federal Republic of Somalia

    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.more 

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