​​The Somalia Stability Fund is a multi-donor fundworking towards a peaceful, secure, and stable Somalia. It offers Somali stakeholders a source of multi-year funding that can respond to local needs and opportunities, It provides sustained support over the longer term to local process of building stability in Somalia, and helps areas become stable over the medium-term whilst better connecting them to a broader national framework.
The Stability Fund contributes towards enhancing stability in Somalia through the following anticipated outcomes:

  1. Stabilisation: Stability in the newly recovered areas is enhanced, characterized by improved relationships between communities and improved population’s acceptance of the government’s authority.
  2. State-Building: Targeted state institutions have increased their legitimacy and their capability.
  3. Conflict Prevention and Management: Communities’ vulnerability to conflict has been reduced by addressing grievances, tackling drivers, and supporting critical actors for peace-building. building.

​​​​​​​The Stability Fund invests in locations where local governance is at its weakest and security is poor, but where there is potential to make progress. This includes the newly-recovered areas of Somalia and other conflict-affected locations. ​

Our guiding principles
  1. Root causes SSF will invest in tackling the structural drivers of conflict, striking a balance between supporting short-term stability and creating the conditions for long-term stability (e.g. deepening popular participation and gender quality).
  2. Context-appropriate – SSF strategy and programming will be based on regular analysis, ensuring a flexible and adaptive approach which responds to changes on the ground.
  3. Engage with the politics – the Fund will use project funding to build confidence in political processes and underpin the agreements that come out of them.
  4. Learning and adapting – SSF will develop a learning agenda which supports the iteration and adaptation of strategy and programming in line with emerging evidence and lessons.
  5. Coalition-building – SSF will work in coalition with a range of actors to pursue policy objectives and use diverse fora to share SSF learning and encourage a commonality of intent.
  6. Local ownership – SSF will ensure alignment with government priorities and regular engagement; while maintaining a strong focus on community engagement and responsive delivery.
  7. Geographic targeting – SSF will focus resources at the FMS and district level, ensuring a broadly equal allocation of funds across FMS, with potentially higher resources for the newer states of Galmudug and Hirshebelle.
  8. Gender and conflict sensitive – SSF investments will aim to positively address conflict dynamics and shift gendered power relations to promote women’s empowerment.
  9. Partnership approach – SSF will forge delivery partnerships with government, the private sector and civil society, ensuring government visibility.
  10. Catalytic approach – SSF will seek to test new models and approaches and catalyse other development partners to enter new areas and take over from SSF.
  11. Risk management – SSF will take a balanced portfolio approach to risk, ensuring high risk projects are balanced with lower risk projects.

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