Where we work


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

Today, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.

Through Local Development Finance Practice, UNCDF is implementing the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery for Somalia (JP-LGDSD), 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.

Results in Somalia

Our Team

Garoowe, Somalia

Ahmed Noah

Local Government Finance Specialist