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Somali youth employment crisis

Somalia has a very youthful population. Fragile and weak public institutions, insecurity, poor infrastructure and lack of decent employment opportunities has left many youths unemployed, underemployed or working in vulnerable conditions.  Employment opportunities are limited, and selection is often not competitive. This governance brief is based on discussions with youth in Mogadishu. It examines the causes of and consequences of the youth employment crisis. It concludes with a number of policy options and recommendations.

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Shacabka Soomaaliyeed waxaa u badan dhalinyaro. Hay’adaha dowladda oo ay awooddoodu yartahay, amni xumo, kaabayaashii oo burbursan, iyo fursado badan oo shaqo oo aanan jirin ayaa ka dhigay dhalinyaro badan kuwo shaqo la’aan ah ama ku shaqeeya xaalado adag. Fursadaha shaqo waa ay yar yihiin, xulashada shaqaalahana tartan furan kuma saleysna. Warbixintan waxa ay falanqeyneysaa sababaha keena dhibaatooyinka shaqo ee heysta dhalinyarada, waxyaabaha ka dhasha. Waxa ay warbixintu kusoo gunaanadeysaa talooyin tixgelin mudan.

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Review of Somalia’s 2019 budget for judiciary institutions, public services and economic development

On the last day of December 2018, the Somali Federal Parliament’s House of the People approved the 2019 federal government budget prepared by the Ministry of Finance. The total budget appropriated for the 2019 fiscal year is $344 million. This is a $70 million increase on last year’s $274 million fiscal budget. It is significant compared to past increases: the 2018 budget was only $14 million higher than 2017’s $260 million budget. Read more

Falanqeyn miisaaniyadda sanadka 2019 loo qorsheeyay hay’adaha garsoorka, adeegyada bulshada iyo horumarinta dhaqaalaha Soomaaliya

Maalintii ugu dambeysay ee sanadkii 2018, Golaha Shacabka ee Baarlamaanka Federaalka Soomaaliya ayaa ansixiyay miisaaniyadda sanadka 2019 ee dowladda federaalka oo ay soo diyaarisay Wasaaradda Maaliyadda. Wadarta guud ee miisaaniyadda sanadka 2019 ayaa ah $344 malyan. Waxa ay $70 malyan ka badan tahay miisaaniyaddii sanadkii hore oo ahayd $274 malyan. Waa koror badan marka la barbar dhigo sanadihii hore: miisaaniyaddii sanadkii 2018-ka waxa ay $14 malyan oo kaliya ka badnayd miisaaniyaddii 2017 oo ahayd $260 malyan. Read more

The NGO-ization of Somali public sector

Members of Somali Public Agenda were invited to participate in a local forum that brought together civil society, government and other actors to discuss and debate on current complex issues. This time, a senior government official was invited. Read more

NGO ka dhigista hay’adaha danta guud ee Soomaaliya

Xubno matirsan Somali Public Agenda ayaa lagu casumay in ay ka qeyb qaataan madal isku keentay bulshada rayidka, dowladda iyo qeybaha kale ee bulshada si ay uga doodaan arrimaha cakiran ee dalka. Kulanka waxa ku casumnaa in uu ka hadlo xubin sare oo katirsan dowladda. Read more

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What People Say About Somali Public Agenda

“The article [on local governance] is very interesting and makes a strong case for investment in Somalia local governments. I read the recommendations with particular interest, especially the potential of local governments to attract young graduates and thereby contribute to addressing the problem of youth unemployment.”

– Isatou Batonon
Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Somalia
July 2018

 

“I fully agree with you on all counts of your brilliant analysis [on the constitutional review process]. I will take your input and place it within policy deliberations platforms.”

– Abdi Hosh
Lawyer and the Minister of Constitutional Affairs of the Federal Government of Somalia
June 2018

Re-introducing the Somali Shilling in Beledweyne

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. Although the understanding and literacy of the majority of the residents in using mobile money is low, the community in Beledweyne have no other option but to use mobile technology and US dollars for daily transactions. The EVC Plus Service of Hormuud Telecommunications Company and E-Dahab of Somtel Telecommunications Company provide the only acceptable electronic money in the city. Read more

Dib-usoo-celinta isticmaalka Shilinka Soomaaliga ee magaalada Beledweyne

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. Inkastoo fahamka iyo aqoonta dad badan oo deggan magaalada ay u leeyihiin isticmaalka lacagaha moobilka ay aad u hooseyso, haddana bulshada Beledweyne ma haystaan wax ikhtiyaar ah oo aan ahayn in ay lacagta lagu qaato moobilka iyo doollarka Mareykanka u isticmaalaan wax kala iibsiga maalinlaha ah. Adeegga EVC- Plus ee Shirkadda Isgaarsiinta Hormuud iyo adeegga E-Dahab oo ay leedahay Shirkadda Isgaarsiinta Somtel ayaa ah lacagaha electroniga ah ee magaalada laga isticmaalo. Read more

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

Xukuumad dulqaad leh iyo mucaarad xilkas ah: tubta looga weecan karo xasaradaha siyaasadeed ee Soomaaliya

Nidaamka dimuqaariga ahi inuu leeyahay mucaarad iyo dad wax dhaliila waa mid lagama maarmaan ah marka la eego kaalinta muhiimka ah oo ay leeyihiin. Xukuumadaha ayay xisaabiyaan waxayana baaraan sida ay u dejiyaan siyaasadaha, u maareeyaan, una fuliyaan. Intaa waxaa dheer, waxa ay dhaliilaan sida xukuumaduhu uga gaabiyaan ka dhabeynta ballan-qaadyadii ay sameeyeen wakhtiga doorashada iyo ka gadaalba. Read more