Somaliland Development Fund Phase Two Launched

President Bihi launches second phase of the Somaliland Development fund in Hargeisa

Somalilandsun: The government of Somaliland is committed to ensuring the transparency of the ongoing projects in Somaliland. We offer the best working conditions and handle any kind of administrative and economic issue to bolster the bilateral cooperation between #Somaliland and its partners.

This was stated by President Muse Bihi Abdi during official launch of the multi-million dollar Somaliland development fund phase two in Hargeisa.

The objective of the second phase of the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) is inclusive economic development for the people of Somaliland.

The first phase was implemented from 2013 to 2018. The second phase started in September 2018 and is planned to go to 2023.

About the SDF

The Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) was established in 2012 to provide a single vehicle through which development partners could support Somaliland’s development goals. The first phase of the SDF was implemented in 2013-2018 and supported the Government of Somaliland (GoSL) filling a critical gap through funding projects that are fully aligned to the National Development Plan (NDP) while at the same time recognizing the role of GoSL in the delivery of basic services.

The Somaliland Development Fund – Phase 2 (SDF2) covers the period 2018 – 2023. SDF2 is conceived as an inclusive economic development programme. It supports the GoSL in delivering infrastructure that is relevant for inclusive economic development. It focuses on sustainable investments that spur job creation and fast growth, while at the same time laying the foundation for long-term resilience and development, leading to a more stable and peaceful Somaliland. SDF2’s ambitions are fully aligned with the NDP2 2017-2022 and reflect the priorities set out in Somaliland Vision 2030.

Below full speech of president Bihi

President Bihi’s address at the SDF phase two launch