Tolerant government and responsible opposition: reversing Somalia’s political dilemma

The existence of opposition and critics in a democratic polity is indispensable for the key roles they play. They hold governments in check and scrutinize how government policies are formulated, administered and implemented. Further, they criticise how a government falls short in fulfilling the promises it made during and after the election periods. Read more

Is it the time to print a new currency for Somalia?

The Federal Government is planning to print a new currency for Somalia. In early June 2018, the Minister of Finance of the Federal Government of Somalia introduced the design of 5,000 and 10,000 Somali Shillings. A press conference held by the governor of the Central Bank of Somalia in late June 2018 further elucidated the division of the currency. The governor stated that the currency will consist of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 Somali Shillings. Read more

Ma la joogaa wakhtigii lacag cusub loo daabici lahaa Soomaaliya?

Dowladda Federaalka Soomaaliya waxa ay qorsheyneysaa in ay lacag cusub daabacdo. Horraantii bishii Juun ee sanadkan 2018, Wasiirka Maaliyadda ee Dowladda Federaalka Soomaaliya ayaa soo bandhigay naqshado 5,000 iyo 10,000 Shillin Soomaali cusub ah. Shir jaraa’id ee uu qabtay guddoomiyaha Bangiga Dhexe ee Soomaaliya dhamaadkii bishii Juun ee 2018 ayaa lagu sii caddeeyay inta ay ka koobnaan doonto lacagta cusub. Guddoomiyaha waxa uu sheegay in lacagta ay ka koobnaan doonto 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 iyo 10,000 Shillin Soomaali. Read more

Somalia: Why Local Governance Matters

For the public sector to remain relevant and trusted in the eyes of the citizens, the Somali government and its international partners have to respond to the evolving and often high expectations of the citizens in terms of overall political direction, and more importantly, in service delivery or the way in which services are delivered in the federal context.