Somalia - Financing of the Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Dec 2016
Signature Date 13 Jan 2017
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11232
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 5,500,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project is part of addressing fragility and building resilience in Somalia. This project directly contributes to Somalia’s on-going recovery efforts and the measures to promote stability and inclusion through investment in strengthening the public works institutions towards effective delivery of basic services. It will improve the capacities of MPWR&H and State-level Authorities responsible for public works to enable them to independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance works. The former includes the ability of Public Works Authorities to work with all relevant stakeholders and ensure the involvement of local communities and other marginalized groups (e.g. women and the youth). The enhanced and certified expertise of youth achieved through the project’s activities will lead to an increase of employment in the sector, result in higher household incomes and help rebuilt the country. The outlined project will help pave the way for a well capacitated and sovereign Somali government.

Project Objectives

The project concentrates on capacity development of MPWR&H, relevant Public Works State Ministries and Administrations so as to enable the institutions to 1) lead the reconstruction of Somalia, 2) coordinate reconstruction efforts amongst each other, 3) regulate sustainable urban and rural development and the construction sector, and 4) manage and maintain public assets, all of which are the institutions’ mandates.


The target institutions for capacity building are the Ministries of Public Works, Housing and Reconstruction at the Federal and State levels as well as BRA. The project will directly benefit 50 staff (50% women) of the Ministry of Public Works at the Federal level through training, provision of equipment and cash top-ups (18 personnel). An additional estimated 200 staff in the 5 state level Ministries will benefit from trainings. Furthermore, a total of 1150 youth (50% women) will profit directly through on-the ground training on construction related skills, entrepreneurship toolkits and employment facilitation in public works (1100 trained; the 1150 includes the interns and apprentices at MPWR&H). The Project will indirectly benefit all Somalis, both at the individual and corporate levels through enhanced public service delivery in the transport infrastructure and housing construction sectors.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
Government Of Somalia
Ministère des Travaux publics, de la Reconstruction et du Logement (MPWR&H)


IATI identifier 46002-P-SO-IZ0-007
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name TAKEI Keiko

Geographic Location

Country Somalia
Coordinates Location Name
2.03711 45.3438 Mogadishu
0.0 42.0 Lower Juba
6.0 48.0 Galmudug
9.0 49.0 Puntland