Somalia—Promoting Inclusive Markets in Somalia

Client: U.K. Department for International Development

Duration: 2015-2018

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Country: Somalia

Solutions: Economic Growth

The Promoting Inclusive Markets in Somalia (PIMS) programme takes a market development approach, using the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) methodology to stimulate inclusive economic growth. PIMS works through the private sector to support the functioning of markets in key sectors by addressing weaknesses in small-scale productive infrastructure, a chronic lack of market information, and limited access to finance.

The three-year programme will address market constraints to the development of the private sector by facilitating the strengthening of key value chains and focus investment towards these key value chains. PIMS works in Somaliland, Puntland, and Somalia.

PIMS aims to: generate net attributable income of £25.5 million for poor producers and entrepreneurs; leverage more than $10 million in additional private sector investment; and create 9,000 long-term jobs (4,400 for women in particular). In addition to strengthening value chains, PIMS will also integrate a cash-for-work element.

Sample Inception Activities

  • Undertake sector selection workshops with engagement from a broad range of Somalian stakeholders.
  • Conduct M4P training workshops.
  • Engage in detailed value chain analysis in selected sub-sectors.
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