Improvement of essential public services for the people of Somaliland

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The Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) support the Government of Somaliland in implementing service delivery projects aligned to the Somaliland National Development plan. The Fund provides a single vehicle through which donors can support Somaliland’s development goals. Since independence in 1991 and after one decade of relative stability, Somaliland is in transition from a humanitarian and recovery status towards reconstruction and development.

CIDT have recently started to work with the second phase of the BMB Mott Macdonald managed Somaliland Development Fund (SDF2) as part of the SDF Secretariat support staff.

The change SDF2 aims to achieve after four years is ‘Service delivery and governance improved as a result of rehabilitated infrastructure that is operational and maintained’. This will take place through a range of projects run through the Government of Somaliland designed to provide opportunities for inclusive economic development.

Learn more about the projects funded under SDF phase 1 in this video including clean safe water, road rehabilitation, access to education, agriculture, livestock and fish production, and access to healthcare.

As part of the Consortium, which also includes PricewaterhouseCoopers, CIDT’s responsibilities include Rachel Roland as CIDT lead and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Technical Assistance (TA) , Rufsana Begum as Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (TA) and Mary Surridge as Conflict Sensitive Programming TA. We also work with CIDT’s partner Development Data Ltd (Zimbabwe) who provide quantitative surveying expertise.

At present, the three CIDT staff are developing the relevant frameworks as part of the inception period of the project. The four-person TA team will continue to support the project until its conclusion at the end of 2022.

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