Somalia - Skills for Employability, Inclusion and Productivity Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Dec 2022
Signature Date 07 Feb 2023
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2026
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Commitment U.A 5,370,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The project is aligned to NDP-9 as it aims to directly support the plan’s pillar on economic development that places emphasis on employment. The strategic thrust is its emphasis on improving TVET infrastructure, building TVET system with a strong linkage with the labour market and improved coordination and governance. Thus, the Project seeks to reduce youth unemployment through strengthening technical and vocational skills development in order to enhance employability and contribute to inclusive green growth. The Bank’s intervention will contribute to addressing the funding gaps for TVET and reviving the TVET system which is critical for labour productivity and job creation. The Project has three components, namely: (i) Component 1 – Equitable Access to Quality TVET, (ii) Component 2- Entrepreneurship Development and (iii) Component 3 – Project Management. The total cost is estimated at UA 6.21 million.

Project Objectives

The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to strengthen technical and vocational skills development in order to enhance youth employability and contribute to inclusive growth. Therefore, the Project emphasis is to support the TVET sub-sector through infrastructure development, sub-sector coordination, and institutional and sub-sector governance capacity building and entrepreneurship skills development. This is expected to increase capacity, improve quality, and build a pool of skilled workforce and entrepreneurs especially amongst the youth. The Project will also equip trainees with skills in climate resilient relevant fields to enhance climate resilience and contribute to low carbon emission and to green growth. The Project will adopt a strong demand driven approach to boost both self and wage employment of the labour force by developing strong partnerships with the industry and the private sector. Emphasis with private sector will include curriculum development, industrial attachment, sponsorship etc. The Project will also support the integration of entrepreneurship in all courses offered to enhance further self-employment.


The project will be implemented in Mogadishu. Mogadishu’s peripheral districts host about 55% of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of which about 40% are youth. An estimated 1,300 youth will directly benefit from the Project interventions. The beneficiary youth will include female youth, IDPs, PWDs and other marginalized groups. The TVET graduates will be linked to industry (private/public) through internships/apprenticeship supported by the Project. About 500 TVET graduates (50% female) will receive start-up toolkits to enable them start their own enterprises.

Participating Organization

Transition Support Facility
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-SO-IA0-002
Last Update 20 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Jessica MUGANZA

Geographic Location

Country Somalia
Coordinates Location Name
2.03711 45.3438 Mogadishu