Somalia has opted for a federal system of government with two levels of government, namely the Federal and Federal Member State with local government under the jurisdiction of the State (Art. 48 of the Provisional Constitution).
Local governments are drivers for sustaining peace, building state legitimacy & democracy, service delivery, and essential for stabilization. More effective local governance systems that are responsive to people’s needs and aspirations, inclusive and resilient to the crisis have an important role in delivering improved quality of life, reducing inequalities, and forming resilient state-society relationships based on a shared understanding of respective roles and responsibilities.
Goal: Strengthen the coordination and impact of the local governance in Somalia
The primary objective of local governance is improved good governance, service delivery with a highly decentralized system through participatory, accountable and transparent local government, and effectively utilizing the limited resources available at the national, state and local government levels. The other objective of Somalia Local Governance is to strengthen and improve the service delivery to the Somali people and the impact of the local governance in Somalia.
The key achievement that has been achieved so far include but not limited to: