The Somalia Stability Fund (SSF) is a multi-donor fund that supports the development of a peaceful, stable, and secure Somalia.
It is designed to work with government and non-state partners to support political dialogue, to help build trust among communities and people, to buttress democratisation and sustainable local governance, and to foster mutual accountability and exchange between government institutions and communities.
This is the third iteration of SSF. Experience from previous phases has shown that SSF is most effective when thinking and working politically. In its new phase, the mandate of SSF III is to help make the politics work, in order to facilitate other efforts to help Somalis build peace, a state, and a shared future.
SSF III works with Somali stakeholders on the basis of multi-year funding that can respond to locally identified needs and opportunities. SSF III is a flexible and adaptive entity. That means we respond to changes in the context we work in, but without losing sight of what we are working towards: a peaceful Somalia where everyone can thrive.
Over 190 investments delivered by 55 Somali private sector and civil society organisations, across over 67 of 72 districts in all five of Somalia’s States
Improved socio-economic opportunities for over 2.9 million Somalis and access to finance for over 1,600 businesses
Supported community resilience to address intra-community, intra-state, and inter-state conflicts
The Joint Galkayo Peace Initiative that established peaceful inter-communal collaboration
Support to the Puntland democratisation process, the first one person one vote (OPOV) local elections in 2021
Improved effectiveness of district councils in Puntland and South West State
Research and analysis to inform wider donor community decision making on key stability issues
Number of districts where SSF II has worked in Somalia
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