Support to Four State Assemblies in Somalia
Somalia has suffered decades of conflict and weak transitional governments, triggered by the collapse of its central government in 1991. These conditions undermine government accountability and hinder trust in state authorities. Since 2012, Somalia has made some progress toward overcoming these challenges, but without local accountability and strong legislative processes, stability remains a distant reality.
The Support to Four State Assemblies (SFSA) project, funded by the Somalia Stability Fund, works alongside the state assemblies of Jubaland, South West State, Hirshabelle, and Galmudug to strengthen government capacity. SFSA improves the four states’ legislative processes, increases citizens’ oversight of the executive branch, strengthens relations between members of parliament and constituents, and establishes effective secretariats. By restoring trust in the government and placing local ownership first, the project strives for a peaceful, stable Somalia.