The fourth edition of the World Bank Multi Partner Fund (MPF) Progress Report presents activities undertaken between 1 May 2016 and 31 December 2016. This extended time period has allowed for MPF reporting to be synchronized with the fiscal years of the Government and the World Bank, making data collection and analysis more streamlined
Between February and March 2016, the World Bank, in collaboration with Somali statistical authorities conducted the first wave of the Somali High Frequency Survey to monitor welfare and perceptions of citizens in all accessible areas of 9 regions within Somalia’s pre-war borders including Somaliland which self-declared independence in 1991. The survey interviewed 2,882 urban households, 822 rural and 413 households in Internally Displaced People (IDP) settlements. The sample was drawn randomly based on a multi-level clustered design. This dataset contains information on economic conditions, education, employment, access to services, security and perceptions.
One global issue at the forefront of World Bank Group work this year and beyond is the forced displacement of people and its impact on ending extreme poverty. Forcibly Displaced: Toward a Development Approach Supporting Refugees, the Internally Displaced, and Their Hosts, prepared by The World Bank Group and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR ), looks closely at the complex realities and lives of forcibly displaced people around the world, with the aim of providing a better characterization of the crisis.
This report is the World Bank’s first effort to undertake an in-depth, consultative, evidence-based analysis of private and financial sector development in Somaliland in at least a generation. The objective of the report is to take stock of what has been achieved to date since Somaliland passed its 1999 Constitution, provide an assessment of the current evolution of the private sector, and identify priority policy options and related actions that would best enable the private sector to generate the growth and jobs sought under the 2012-16 Somaliland National Development Plan (SNDP).
This fisheries policy note briefly describes the political economy of Somalia with an emphasis on the marine and fisheries economy. Recent activities in the sector and opportunities for further World Bank engagement and investment are identified both in the context of the Somali Compact and the associated economic planning framework; the various Somali federal and regional statements of fisheries policy; and also at the level of international regional cooperation on international fisheries, on maritime control, on trade and on sustainable use of the marine environment.
This third edition of the World Bank Multi Partner Fund (MPF) Progress Report focuses on activities from November 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016. The MPF provides a platform for coordinated financing for sustainable reconstruction and development in Somalia. Administered by the World Bank, the 10-year MPF operates as a window within the Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility (SDRF), the framework guiding implementation of the Somali Compact. In the latter half of 2015, the MPF portfolio shifted significantly from preparation to implementation, as 6 new projects became effective.
The 2015 ACU Aid Mapping was conducted by the Aid Coordination Unit (ACU) within the Office of the Prime Minister. The analysis has been prepared with thesupport of the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This version of the report has been updated to reflect revisions submitted by several working groups and development partners; humanitarian figures have also been updated based on data in the Financial Tracking System of the FTS.
This report summarises findings from the inception phase of the research project The Impact of War on Somali Men (IWM) undertaken by the Rift Valley Institute (RVI) between December 2013 and May 2014. In this project, the Rift Valley Institute is working with Somali men and women to investigate the impact of prolonged war and conflict on Somali men and boys.
The Multi Partner Fund (MPF) provides a platform for coordinated financing for sustainable reconstruction and development in Somalia. Administered by the World Bank, the 10-year MPF operates as a window within the Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility (SDRF), the framework guiding implementation of the Somali Compact.
The MPF Progress Report provides information semi-annually on the fund's performance and results. As the first iteration of MPF reporting, this report describes the steps taken to establish the fund in its first months of operation. Future reports will include greater detail on the progress achieved by individual projects and in crosscutting thematic areas