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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) Adam Smith International (2) ¦ AECOM (1) ¦ Armament Policy Support (1) ¦ Coffey International Development (1) ¦ Conflict Dynamics International (1) ¦ Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) (1) ¦ CowaterSogema (1) ¦ Crown Agents Bank (6) ¦ Crown Agents Bank Limited – CHAPS (4) ¦ Crown Agents Limited (4) ¦ DAI Europe (1) ¦ Danish Refugee Council (1) ¦ Department for International Development (128) ¦ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (3) ¦ Foreign Investment Advisory Service (1) ¦ Horizon Institute (2) ¦ IMC Worldwide (2) ¦ Integrity Research and Consultancy Ltd (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (3) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (3) ¦ International Committee of the Red Cross (1) ¦ International NGO Safety Organisation (1) ¦ International Organization for Migration (IOM) (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald Limited (6) ¦ Norwegian Refugee Council (4) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (2) ¦ Population Service International (3) ¦ Prosperity Fund (5) ¦ Sahan  (1) ¦ Stichting International NGO Safety Organisation (1) ¦ The Policy Practice (1) ¦ TradeMark East Africa (3) ¦ United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (5) ¦ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (10) ¦ United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) (3) ¦ United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) (1) ¦ United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (2) ¦ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (1) ¦ World Bank, The (1) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (2) ¦ WYG International (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.