Public Finance Management training in Somalia
Civil war and political and economic instability has left Somalia with weak or dysfunctional institutions and minimal capacity for desperately needed reconstruction and development. However, the establishment of the Federal Government of Somalia in 2012 has led to slow but steady progress towards greater stability and effectiveness of government.
As part of an international consortium we have been helping to design, implement and manage an innovative and collaborative UK-Somalia public finance management (PFM) training programme for civil servants in the country. The programme is improving the capacity of Somali PFM practitioners by delivering an internationally recognised accounting qualification.
The project is delivered through the design and implementation of a multifaceted learning programme alongside the capacity building of four participating universities to deliver and examine the qualification. The programme is also improving budgeting by providing hands-on budget workshops as well as advising on the development of a professionalised PFM service in government and providing training to senior managers through an innovative online programme.