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Somalia is one of the world’s poorest and most fragile states and one of the most challenging operating environments in which the UK works. Improving security is a priority, including managing the threat that terrorism poses to Somalia, the region and potentially further afield. It sits at the bottom of most development league tables, with widespread poverty and inequality, very low human development indicators, endemic violence and discrimination against women and girls, a persistent humanitarian crisis, a weak economy, and a tiny public purse. Four out of five Somalis live below the national poverty line, and more than 1 in 10 of Somalia’s 12 million people are now internally displaced as a result of conflict and humanitarian crisis. State capability and financial governance are weak, and corruption is a concern. Environmental conditions in many parts of Somalia are extreme and the effects of climate shocks add significantly to the risks to lives and livelihoods. Somalia is on the road to recovery, but it will take determined efforts on the parts of Somalis themselves and the international community. The London Conference on Somalia, hosted by the UK in May 2017, helped set the direction that these efforts should take over the coming years.

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Implementing Partners (Beta) Crown Agents Bank (3) ¦ Horizon Institute (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (1) ¦ Sahan  (1) ¦ Stichting International NGO Safety Organisation (1) ¦ TradeMark East Africa (1) ¦ Population Service International (2) ¦ United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (2) ¦ United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (2) ¦ United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (1) ¦ World Bank, The (1) ¦ Danish Refugee Council (1) ¦ International NGO Safety Organisation (1) ¦ AECOM (1) ¦ IMC Worldwide (3) ¦ Crown Agents Limited (3) ¦ Integrity Research and Consultancy Ltd (1) ¦ Armament Policy Support (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald Limited (3) ¦ DAI Europe (2) ¦ Adam Smith International (2) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (2) ¦ WYG International (1) ¦ Coffey International Development (2) ¦ Department for International Development (27) ¦ UK - Department for International Development (1) ¦ UK - Foreign & Commonwealth Office (4) ¦ Prosperity Fund (1) ¦ Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) (1) ¦ Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) (2) ¦ UK - Ministry of Defence (2) ¦ Norwegian Refugee Council (1) ¦ CowaterSogema (1) ¦ Foreign Investment Advisory Service (1) ¦ The Policy Practice (1) ¦ Conflict Dynamics International (1) ¦ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (1) ¦ International Committee of the Red Cross (1) ¦ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (6) ¦ United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) (1) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (2) ¦ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (2) ¦ International Organization for Migration (IOM) (1) ¦


Children under five and pregnant women reached through DFID's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.


Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.