Where in the world have people abandoned paper money entirely? It is not Silicon Valley and not Singapore but, of all places, Beledweyne, the capital of Hiiraan region of Somalia. Since November 2017, the Somali Shilling has not been used in Beledweyne. Mobile money and hard currency US dollars are the only acceptable modes of payment in the market.
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About Mahad Wasuge
Mahad Wasuge is the executive director of Somali Public Agenda. He has more than 5 years of research and teaching experience in Somalia. Mahad holds Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Roehampton in London. Prior to that, he earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Mogadishu University and diplomas in law and English. Mahad’s research interests focus broadly on governance, democratization, civil service reform, public finance, constitutional development, post-conflict justice, and migration.
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Halkee dunida kamid ah oo ay dadku gebi ahaanba iska joojiyeen isticmaalka lacagta warqadda ah? Ma ahan Silicon Valley mana ahan Singapore, laakiin waa Beledweyne, magaalo madaxda gobolka Hiiraan ee Soomaaliya. Lagasoo billaabo bishii Nofeembar ee sanadkii 2017, lacagta Shilin Somaaliga lagama isticmaalin Beledweyne. Lacagaha moobilka lagu qaato iyo lacagta adag ee doollarka Mareykanka ayaa ah lacagta kaliya ee la oggol-yahay in wax lagu kala iibsado suuqyada.
Public [or civil] servants are the government employees responsible for the implementation of public policies and delivering government services to the citizens. Establishing capable and professional civil servants is a fundamental component of state-building.
Shaqaalaha rayidka waa howlwadeennada dowladda ee masuulka ka ah hirgelinta qorshayaalka dowladda iyo in shacabka la gaarsiiyo adeegyada dowladda. Dhisidda shaqaale rayid tayo leh, xirfad-yaqaanna ah waxa ay qeyb muhiim ah ka tahay dowlad dhisidda.
Somali Public Agenda is a non-profit public policy and administration research organization based in Mogadishu. Its aim is to advance understanding and improvement of public administration and public services in Somalia through evidence-based research and analysis.