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National Development Plan 2017-2018

Ministry of Planning & International Cooperation Government of Somalia Country Resources Development and Poverty Strategies Somalia 1 January 2017 Policy document development, human development, social development

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This National Development Plan (NDP) covers the fiscal period 2017 to 2019. It is the first NDP crafted by the central government of Somalia since 1986. The NDP builds on the solid foundations laid by the New Deal Compact for Somalia, which articulated national priorities during the period 2014-2016.

The NDP stipulates the Somalia‘s short to medium term strategic direction, development priorities and proposed implementation mechanisms including the use of development aid. The Plan provides an analysis of Somalia‘s current development status, challenges and opportunities. The theme of the NDP is to accelerate socio-economic transformation in order to achieve the stated objectives for poverty alleviation, economic revival and societal transformation in a socially just and gender equitable manner.

The Plan has a strong focus on tackling poverty. There is a wealth of evidence that shows that gender and other inequalities are not simply consequences, but rather determinants of poverty, and that increasing gender equality leads to economic growth, human development, poverty reduction and that it positively affects lasting peace and post-conflict recovery. The implementation of the NDP will be underpinned by activities that will help create a conducive environment necessary for sustainable development. That will entail making robust yet sustained improvements on the political, security, governance, social and economic conditions of the country.

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