Evaluation of Sida’s Support to Peacebuilding in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts: Somalia country report



This report presents the Somalia case study for the Evaluation of Sida’s support to Peacebuilding in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts and is an annex to the evaluation synthesis report. The evaluation has been commissioned by Sida and undertaken by Tana Copenhagen. It assesses Sida’s approach and support to peacebuilding at the strategic level and seeks to identify what has worked well and what has worked less well. The evaluation finds that the support has been relevant, if not fully comprehensive in terms of focusing on the key drivers of peace and conflict. Effectiveness has been promoted through flexible funding, long-term engagements, and recent support to the humanitarian-development nexus. Sida’s recent approach supporting national statebuilding processes while staying engaged at Federal Member State and local government level shows an understanding of the complexity of the Somalia conflict and the need to ensure a spread of development across geographical and political areas. This minimises the risk for enhanced conflict between the centre and the periphery of the country. However, there is little evidence of any significant emphasis on women and marginalised groups in the peace-building support.