List of Projects

  • The ICT sector, especially mobile communications, has the potential to be a major contributor to the national economy. It was singled out as a priority area for funding in the Economic Recovery Plan, 2014-16, highlighting investment in productive sectors has been prioritized in both the Somali Compact and the Somaliland Special Arrangement as essential for economic growth, employment generation, and poverty reduction

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  • Somalia’s perceived petroleum potential holds potential for revenue streams that could contribute to the inclusive economic development of the country. A recent assessment requested by the Federal Government of Somalia re-confirmed that addressing the political challenges of petroleum development is a prerequisite to peace and security and that the international community can play a facilitating role. This project responds to a direct request made by the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (MPMR) for programmatic support for the petroleum sector

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  • Since early 2014, the bank accounts of the majority of Somali (commercial) remittance providers in the UK, US and Australia (and to a lesser extent in Scandinavia) have been closed. This is part of the broader global “de-risking” discussion. The particular context of Somalia – with a lack of a formalized financial sector and a quantifiable terrorist threat – intensifies the risk situation and affects the decisions taken by financial institutions.

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  • The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) requested rapid support from development partners to help raise the capacity of the government as articulated in the Somali Compact. Core government functions are also prioritized within the Somaliland Special Arrangement.

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  • The Somali Compact recognized capacity development as a key enabler essential for delivering its peacebuilding and state-building priorities. It identified the need for dedicated support to strengthen core government functions, improving civil service management and building capacity at the center of government

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  • The RCRF Program enables the Somali Government to achieve reliable and transparent financing of critical civil service operations to help strengthen the legitimacy of the state. The initial phase of the Series focused on supporting an operational payroll and payment system for the

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  • Since RCRF I, important political and state building milestones have been met in the state formation process that alter the context for RCRF II. The elements of Somalia’s future federation are emerging and there is an increasing strategic importance to ensure emerging and established federal member states are part of the broader fiscal and administrative discussions

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  • Somalia’s two-year (2014-15) Economic Recovery Plan (ERP) provides a roadmap for Somalia’s transition from emergency relief to economic recovery by placing among its priorities rapid upgrading of state capacity and rapid rehabilitation of infrastructure (including ports) as well as financial sector regulation and supervision

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  • Urban development has emerged as a strategic priority across the Somali territories. The Somali Compact and the Somaliland Special Arrangement prioritize the enhancement of productivity through rehabilitation of critical infrastructure including roads and water

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  • Somali Compact (P. 8): Priority 1: Enhance the productivity of high priority sectors and related value chains, including through the rehabilitation and expansion of critical infrastructure for transport, market access, trade, and energy.

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