Where we work


UNCDF has been present in Somalia since 1981, improving public service delivery and increasing local government access to financing infrastructure.

Today, UNCDF offers finance solutions for the poor that provide access to public and private resources, at domestic level, to reduce poverty and further support local economic development.

Through Local Development Finance, UNCDF is implementing a Joint UN Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery (JP-LGDSD) for Somalia, which develops local governance capacity, broadens civic awareness and participation, and supports local development initiatives by piloting a fund to support local development initiatives in Somaliland and Puntland.

Programmes in Somalia


develop local governance capacity, broaden civic awareness and participation, and support local development initiatives.

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Our Team

Garoowe, Somalia

Ahmed Noah

Local Government Finance Specialist