The German government has declared its commitment to support Somalia by announcing EUR 23.4 million funding to support infrastructure to be channeled through World Bank’s Multi-Partner Fund (MPF). Investments in infrastructure through municipalities will are expected to not only contribute to generating growth in urban areas and improving the living conditions for Somali citizens but also support local governments in planning and managing more resilient cities.
The German contribution will help put I place infrastructure that is timeless and resilient to the various challenges cities and urban areas in Somalia face. The contribution from the German Government recognizes the key role of government in the development and implementation of the urban agenda in Somalia, in line with the MPF’s approach to using country systems and putting the government in the lead in the country’s development.
The Multi-Partner Fund works predominantly through Somali authorities and includes institution-building, economic growth, and urban development activities and is supported by various organizations and European nations.