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Democracy, Human Rights and Governance

As part of the United States government's effort to help Somalis reclaim their future, USAID is committed to supporting Somalia in building the foundations for a more stable, democratic and prosperous country. USAID's democracy and governance programming supports the strengthening of key governing institutions and political processes, and aligns with the Somali Compact’s Peace and Statebuilding Goals (PSG) under the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, specifically PSG 1, Inclusive Politics, and PSG 5, Revenue and Services. ​
USAID’s Strengthening Somalia Governance (SSG) program is designed to support the development of more effective and accountable Somali government institutions. SSG interventions strengthen the capacity of the Federal Government of the Republic of Somalia, as well as ​select regional administrations, ​in their efforts to meet their commitments to develop sound government institutions. SSG also builds the capacities of civil society and media organizations to engage with government institutions and provide information to citizens on governance and political processes.

Last updated: November 10, 2015

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