Somalia – Statistics Development Support Project for Somalia

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Feb 2022
Signature Date 03 Mar 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 3,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

Statistics Development Support Project for Somalia is financed by African Development Fund, ADF 15 - PBA for UA 3.0 million. This is a capacity development project for statistics that will help to enhance the quality and quantity of statistics in the country, to improve evidence-based decision-making and policy dialogue, in line with nationally determined priorities. The expected outputs of the project will be: (i) trained staff in collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data as well as coordination and advocacy products; (ii) manuals and guidelines compliant with international statistical concepts, methods and classifications produced; (iii) functional and equipped ICT Statistics Departments for Federal Member States (FMS); (iv) Databases, Data portal and better quality statistical publications for Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and FMS, and functional national coordination committee and Technical Working Groups (TWGs) for the national statistical system. The implementation schedule runs from 2022 to 2024.

Project Objectives

The overall development objective of the project is to strengthen the national statistical system (NSS) to produce and disseminate statistical information for evidence-based policy formulation, planning and decision making. The specific objectives are: (i) to provide technical support in institutional building and statistical operations as well as support the coordination and advocacy for the national statistical system; (ii) to enhance the technical capacity of staff, through short- and long-term official statistical trainings and on-the-job skills transfer; and (iii) to build functional Information Communication Technology (ICT) for production and management of statistical information for FGS and the beneficiary FMS.


Since this is a support to improve statistics, the ultimate beneficiary is the Government. The direct beneficiaries would be FGS and FMS of Jubaland, Hirshabelle and Galmudug, who will benefit through the enhancement of their institutions responsible for data and statistical information collection, analysis and dissemination. The project is expected to contribute to the effort of strengthening coordination of the national statistical system in Somalia. Overall, the project will benefit the people of Somalia through building the human and institutional capacity for evidence-based policy and fiscal planning at federal and state level.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-SO-KF0-011
Last Update 04 Oct 2022


Contact Details

Name BAHEMUKA Stephen Gahwera

Geographic Location

Country Somalia
Coordinates Location Name
6.0 48.0 Galmudug