Transforming local government: A bird's eye view

February 3, 2020

A move in the right direction

Decades of civil war have destroyed much of Somalia’s physical infrastructure and fractured trust among different communities, individual citizens and the state. So how to fix the damage?

This 2-minute video explains how UNDP is helping local governments rebuild economies, repair social systems and restore trust as part of the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance (JPLG).

UN Joint Programme on Local Governance (JPLG)

Working hand-in-hand with local administrations and local people, JPLG improves the way government is run at the city and state levels in all five Member States in order to boost economic development and make communities stronger in the face of conflict, climate disaster and other challenges.

The programme is an initiative from UNDP, UNICEF, UNHABITAT, UNCDF and the ILO, with funding from Denmark, the EU, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US.

For a more detailed overview see:

Or check out our latest photo essay on how our work has transformed Gabiley market in Somaliland, boosting the local economy and providing better working conditions for businesswomen: