Somalia is one of the world’s most fragile states and suffers widespread poverty and inequality.
Somalia suffers from very low human development indicators, endemic violence and discrimination against women and girls, a persistent humanitarian crisis, and a weak economy and public revenues. More than 10 percent of the population is internally displaced as a result of conflict and humanitarian crisis.
State capability and financial governance are weak, and corruption is a concern. Environmental conditions in many parts of Somalia are extreme and there are significant risks from the effects of climate shocks.
Much of our work in Somalia has been aimed at restoring stability by empowering local communities. We have also worked on the health system and broader economic development.