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Strengthening Somali Governance .

Democracy and Governance | Anti-corruption | Civil Society, Civic Engagement, and Independent Media

Strengthening Somali Governance (SSG) Project

Project Dates: September 2014 - September 2018
Somalia is taking steps toward re-establishing governance with effective and accountable government institutions.

Since the collapse of the central government in 1991, Somali citizens have lived under statelessness and weak transitional governments. USAID’s Strengthening Somali Governance (SSG) Project supported the development of more effective and accountable Somali government institutions. Since October 2014, SSG greatly improved how the government provided essential services. Throughout the political process, the project systematized opportunities for representation and inclusion of citizen interests. In addition, SSG increased the legitimacy of government institutions and representative bodies and supported women’s empowerment and leadership.


individuals received voter and civic education


consensus building forums held across Somalia


draft laws supported

Project Goals

  • Improve the legislative, oversight, and representational functions of Somalia’s deliberative
  • Strengthen the ability of targeted government institutions to carry out essential functions
  • Increase citizen awareness of and engagement in government decision-making