Where we work

Mkhululi Ncube

Country Programme Manager


Saru Ongaro



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 transformative finance, UNCDF is implementing a Joint UN Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery (JPLG) for Somalia, which develops local governance capacity, broadens civic awareness and participation, and supports fiscal decentralization and local development through a Local Development Fund to support local transformative projects in 32 districts across Somalia. The JPLG is comprised of five UN Agencies: UNDP, ILO, UNCDF, UN Habitat and UNICEF, and it has been implemented since 2008.


Our Team

Garoowe, Somalia

Bobirjan Turdiyev

Programme Management Specialist