Supporting stabilization and state-building in Somalia

  • Client: Stability Fund
  • Location: Somalia

The challenge : Strengthening stabilisation, state-building and peace-building efforts

The Somalia Stability Fund (SSF) is an £85m multi-donor fund working towards a peaceful, secure, and stable Somalia. It is designed to offer multi-year funding that can respond to local needs and opportunities for improving the capacity of the state and strengthening peace-building efforts and stabilising areas affected by conflict and insecurity.

To this highly ambitious end, understanding the environment, recognising and adapting to an ever-evolving context, learning about where impact is being achieved and how best to engage in a volatile region with myriad stakeholders and interests is vital, but highly complex work.

Our work :Monitoring, evaluation and research support

Wasafiri was brought on as a partner embedded within the fund over a three-year period to provide integrated monitoring, research and strategic advisory services. Operating in partnership with a local research organisation, our work comprised comprehensive programmatic reviews across 19 districts in Southern Somalia and Puntland, forensic case studies examining a wide range of Fund investments and extensive support to refine the Fund’s strategic results framework.

The outcome : Targeted, relevant and impactful investments

The Fund relied upon our research and analysis to refine its annual targets, formulate its investment programme and report on progress to its partners and donors. This has in turn translated into demonstrable evidence of a sustained and measurable contribution to improving the stability areas of affected by conflict, increasing citizen participation in political processes and growing the legitimacy and capacity of local and regional government institutions.

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