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Summary

Somalia has suffered from 20 years of conflict leading to severe under-development and humanitarian need. Regional instability threatens the interests of other nations through terrorism, illegal migration and piracy. A new federal government took office in Somalia in September 2012. In addition to its humanitarian programme in Somalia, DFID is working closely on development goals with the new administration. International support for several of the government’s development priorities was confirmed at the Somalia Conference in London in May 2013. The programme covers South Central, Puntland and Somaliland, recognising the differences in context and opportunities.

Top priorities

  • investing in strengthening political settlements, accountable governance, security and local reconciliation
  • addressing immediate social development needs among the most vulnerable populations
  • expanding work on growth and growth transmission The programme covers South Central, Puntland and Somaliland, recognising the differences in context and opportunities.

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Somalia
Somalia page on GOV.UK website

Key Info

  • Project budget approved for 2016/2017 More information about the total project budget £140,189,730
  • Project budget as % of DFID budget More information about the total project budget 1.38%
  • Active Projects 17
  • Population (2015, source World Bank): 10.79 million
  • Fertility rate (2014, source World Bank): 6.46
  • GDP growth rate (1990, source World Bank): -1.48%
Sector groups as a percentage of country budget More information about the sector groups
Project budget total by year More information about project funding
Budgets approved at a project level to date. This may be different from the overall operational plan budget for Somalia.