Somalia’s strong commitment to domestic revenue mobilization reforms and harmonization efforts has positively contributed to the country’s tax yield in 2021 amidst a backdrop of challenges imposed…

Omer Khan, Sher Shah Khan |

When the world celebrated World Environment Day on June 5, 2022, in Somalia the celebration was missing. The country has little to celebrate: Somalia is vulnerable to, and highly impacted by,…

Abdirahman Zeila Dubow |

Food-import bills are surging fastest for poor countries that are already in debt distress. The danger of an overlapping food and debt crisis is greatest those at high risk of debt distress or…

Marcello Estevão |

Climate change and natural disasters increasingly affect people’s well-being and development prospects. A recent World Bank study shows that climate change may cause 216 million people to migrate…

Andy Kotikula, Takaaki Masaki |

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic spread across Africa, hospitals across the continent faced shortages of essential medical supplies needed to treat the respiratory disease and keep patients…

Bernard Olayo, Carmen Carpio |

Somalia’s economy is reeling from COVID-19 shocks, alongside the pre-existing structural challenges from conflict, climate change and a recent locust plague.

Asta Bareisaite, Gemechu Ayana Aga, Taneem Ahad |

Despite the various challenges of running a business in Somalia, and specifically the barriers that women face in financing, owning, and growing a business, Somali women entrepreneurs play an…

Hersio Abdulle Siad |

In 2012, Fawzia Yusuf Adam became the country’s first female Foreign Minister and then Deputy Prime Minister. Asha Haji Elmi, a peace activist, helped form the women’s network Sixth Clan to draw…

Sahra Ahmed Koshin |

In Somalia, entrepreneurship is a driving force of the economy. An estimated 76%of all jobs come from entrepreneurial activities - and except for large businesses, women play a leading role in…

Sophia Friedson-Ridenour |

Poverty is widespread in Somalia, but identifying the location and needs of poor people is increasingly difficult due to the country’s ongoing conflict and violence. Even less is known about how…

Lucia Hanmer, Eliana Rubiano-Matulevich |