Support to Aid Management and Coordination in Somalia

The project will support capacity development of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in the fields of Aid Coordination and Aid Effectiveness. This will contribute to the international community’s commitment to support the implementation of the New Partnership for Somalia (NPS) and National Development Plan (NDP) through strengthening national capacities for effective aid management and coordination.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Public sector policy
01.09.2019 - 30.06.2021
CHF  953’200
Background The formation of the new Somali Government in 2012 bought a new window of opportunity to end conflict and rebuild the state. Since the collapse of the state, this was the first concerted international consensus on a long-term state-building, peace and development agenda. It was this common undertaking that translated into the New Deal Compact for Somalia, which was signed in 2013. This engagement entailed the formation of an aid architecture to coordinate development aid. While progress was made during 2017 to strengthen the overall architecture and operate the system, early 2018, it transpired that the aid architecture was still dysfunctional and lacked strategic discourse. A new aid architecture is foreseen in the context of the new National Development Plan and should be developed in the coming 12 months.
Objectives A better managed, more capable, more strategic and more accountable Somali aid coordination and management function that supports state building priorities, consolidates linkages between the FGS and FMS, contributes to stability and responds to citizen needs
Target groups

Direct beneficiaries: Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) (namely Aid Coordination Unit (ACU), Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development (MOPIED), Office of the Prime Minister (OPM))

Other beneficiaries: Federal Member States (FMS), donor countries and SDRF funding window implementers (UN, WB & AFDB)

Medium-term outcomes

Modality 1: UNDP project – Support to Aid Management and Coordination in Somalia 2018-2020

i) a more inclusive, effective and efficient aid architecture, providing greater coordination across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus; ii) strengthened national ownership and capacity for aid coordination processes; iii) better coherence in the international community’s support for aid coordination and effectiveness

Modality 2: Online consultation platform for ACU

Better management of information and documentation leading to more strategic depths of the aid coordination meetings 


Expected results:  

Modality 1: UNDP project – Support to Aid Management and Coordination in Somalia 2018-2020:

Output 1: Strengthened Coordination throughout the SDRF Aid Architecture

Output 2: Monitoring NPS, MAF and UCS Implementation

Output 3: Joint Project Delivery and Support

Modality 2: Online consultation platform for ACU

Output 4:Online consultation platform for ACU established

Results from previous phases:  

  • Some of the lessons learned include the importance of having a clear division of labour between the Ministry of Planning and the Aid Coordination Unit (ACU)
  • Secondly, having in place funding forecast and planning to manage the coordination mechanism more effectively and promoting leaner structure.
  • Demand for a more inclusive, better funded sub-federal engagement that will give a greater role to Federal Member States and CSOs
  • Aid Architecture needs to be fine-tuned and improved.
  • To progressively shift towards more strategic decision-making focused on major policy issues.
  • ACU to maintain an overview of the overall programme pipeline and high-level funding decisions
  • Strengthen the lead roles of the PWG Core Groups to make working groups more efficient and effective

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • United Nations Development Programme

Coordination with other projects and actors World Bank civil servant project support (CIP)
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    953’200 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    953’200