World Bank Multi-Partner Fund (MPF)

Project completed

In 2013, the international community and the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) agreed on a new framework of engagement (New Deal Compact for Somalia) to support peace and state building efforts in the war-torn country. With its contribution to the World Bank Multi-Partner Fund (MPF), which is one of the funding windows of the Compact, Switzerland will support the rebuilding of core state functions and the socio-economic recovery in Somalia.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Conflict & fragility
Security system management and reform
Public finance management
Domestic revenue mobilisation
Public sector policy
01.03.2014 - 30.06.2019
CHF  9’500’000

The Federal Republic of Somalia is faced with the challenge of rebuilding state institutions after more than two decades of conflict, compounded by drought and famine. After a series of failed transitional governments, a new Somali government was formed in 2012, which brought a new window of opportunity to end conflict and rebuild the state. For the first time since 1991, there is a broadly concerted international consensus on a long-term state-building, peace and development agenda. This common undertaking is translated into the New Deal Compact for Somalia, which was signed in 2013. Under the Compact, five Peace and State-building Goals (PSGs) were defined to guide the political process towards a constitutional review, a federal state and elections in 2016 on the one hand, and support long-term socio-economic development on the other hand. Internationally coordinated backing of this endeavour is therefore crucial to enable progress towards a more stable and prosperous Somalia.


To provide a financing platform, within the SDRF, for a coordinated financing of reconstruction and sustainable development in Somalia with a specific focus on core state functions and socio-economic recovery thus contributing to achieve the Somali Peace and Stability Goals (PSGs).

Target groups

The direct target groups are key line ministries of the FGS, regional authorities, civil servants, Somali financial institutions, and the private sector. The ultimate target group is the population of Somalia benefiting from enhanced public financial management, improved public services and enhanced economic opportunities.

Medium-term outcomes
  1. Somali Government enabled to achieve reliable and transparent financing of critical civil service operations to help strengthen the legitimacy of the state.
  2. Enhanced capacity of civil servants and key line ministries and agencies (Office of the PM, Finance, Planning, Labour etc.) to perform core government functions (PFM, public service delivery).
  3. Enhanced socio-economic recovery and sustainable development in key economic sectors.

Expected results:  

  • Implementation of key MPF projects to improve PFM related capacities (budgeting, resource mobilization, payment systems, etc.) of key line ministries and state institutions.
  • Implementation of MPF key projects aligned with the priorities of the Compact for Somalia to promote socio-economic recovery and development.

Results from previous phases:  

  • MPF support of Somali core state functions and economic recovery under SDRF operational (9 large scale programmes operational or in the pipeline; 41% of 120 Mio USD budget already financed by 4 donors; other donors in the pipeline) and fund management tools in place.
  • The “Recurrent Cost & Reform Financing Project“  financed salaries for the 2nd semester of 2014 (90% of 3’600 staff in 34 MDA’s (Ministries/Departments/Agencies) and covered expenses for  subject matter specialists and non-salary recurrent costs)
  • Strengthening of civil servant and institutional capacities in Public Finance Management   began (budgeting, resource mobilization, payment system, etc.).
  • Process to expand “Recurrent Cost & Reform Financing Project II” to Puntland and Interim Jubaland started.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
International Financial Institution (IFI)
Private sector
  • Foreign private sector North
  • World Bank - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Coordination with other projects and actors

UN Multi Partner Trust Fund (UN MPTF); Trust Fund of African Development Bank. UN Joint Programme on Local Governance (JPLG) and Joint Health and Nutrition Programme (JHNP).

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    9’500’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    9’500’000
Project phases Phase 3 01.03.2023 - 31.12.2025   (Current phase) Phase 2 01.09.2019 - 31.12.2022   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.03.2014 - 30.06.2019   (Completed)