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Partnering for stability and recovery in Somalia


Working Together to Lay Economic Foundations

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has successfully implemented a variety of post-crisis, livelihoods revitalization, and technical assistance initiatives across the globe.
These projects have helped to diversify local economies, train the labour force, and in turn increase the resilience of communities, vulnerable groups, households, and individuals.

With generous funding from the Government of Japan’s Supplementary Budget (JSB), UNIDO has implemented five projects in the Federal Republic of Somalia since 2011 focused on early recovery and reconstruction efforts. The JSB funding prioritizes interventions and technical assistance responding to situations based on urgency, necessity, and unpredictability.

Decades of conflict in Somalia have had a devastating impact on socio-economic conditions. Economic activities, trade and transportation networks have been severely disrupted, with households struggling to meet basic food needs. Communities have also struggled to cope with the influx of returnees. Recurring natural disasters such as droughts and floods in parts of the country have exacerbated the situation, taking a toll on lives and livelihoods.

A lack of relevant skills in Somalia’s labour markets is regarded as a major obstacle to economic growth, with only a very small proportion of the population having had access to technical and vocational skills training.
In response, the Federal Government of Somalia and the international community have demonstrated a strong commitment to achieving tangible development priorities through the Somali Compact and its related Peace and Statebuilding Goals. With funds from the Government of Japan,
UNIDO’s technical assistance aims to revitalize and expand the Somali economy with a focus on livelihood enhancement, employment generation and broad-based inclusive growth.