This project builds upon the support to the aid coordination architecture that was provided through the Capacity Development Programme (CDP) of the UNDP since 2013, when initial support was provided to New Deal conferences and the establishment of the Aid Coordination Unit (ACU).
During 2014 and the first half of 2015, the support was continued through an interim project until the main Capacity Development Project, the “Strengthening of Institutional Performance Project (SIP)” started operations in mid‐2015. SIP then provided dedicated support to MOPIC and ACU in aid coordination functions.
The SIP also provided similar support to the Government of Puntland State and, inter alia, was instrumental in supporting the establishment of the Puntland Development Forum. Through a second project within the UNDP Capacity Development Programme, the ‘Support to Emerging Federal States – StEFS project dedicated support was provided to the new Federal Member States, including awareness raising about the New Deal and aid coordination and the participation of the states in the centralised coordination structures.
This project will serve to support the establishment and operations of the revised aid architecture; strengthen government capacity to lead aid coordination processes; and consolidate efforts provided by UN agencies and the World Bank to provide more effective, coherent, efficient support with reduced transaction costs. The project will bring together, in a coherent and mutually reinforcing way, the support that UNDP, the Integrated Office (RCO, the RMU, the UNSOM New Deal Unit) and the World Bank have been providing on aid coordination and effectiveness issues, benefitting both government and the international community.
As a result, the programme will achieve the following outcomes:
i) a more inclusive, effective and efficient aid architecture;
ii) strengthened national ownership and capacity for aid coordination processes;
iii) better coherence in the international community’s support for aid coordination and effectiveness.
This will then contribute towards a better managed, more capable, and more accountable Somali aid coordination and management function that supports state-building priorities, consolidates linkages between the FGS and FMS, and contributes to stability and responds to citizen needs.