Skip to main content

Somaliland

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much multilateral aid the UK has given to Somaliland in each of the last five years; through which organisations it has been distributed; and if he will make a statement. (94041)

Much of the funding that DFID channels through multilaterals is not specific to Somaliland. However, we estimate that about 30-40 per cent. of the overall multilateral assistance to Somalia benefits Somaliland. The imputed UK multilateral share to Somalia is as follows:

£ million

EC

Other

UN

World Bank

Grand total

2000

3.5

0.0

1.0

0.0

4.5

2001

2.9

0.0

0.9

0.0

3.8

2002

1.9

0.0

0.9

0.0

2.8

2003

2.8

0.0

0.8

0.0

3.6

2004

3.6

0.0

0.6

0.0

4.2

Note:

Figures for 2005 have yet to be published.

DFID’s bilateral programme to Somalia also channels some aid through multilaterals. The following is a breakdown over the last five financial years:

£ million

Financial year

Other

UN

World Bank

Multilateral total

Bilateral total

Percentage of bilateral programme channelled to multilaterals

2001-02

0.1

0.4

0.0

0.5

1.7

27.2

2002-03

0.0

1.3

0.0

1.3

3.1

41.6

2003-04

0.0

2.5

0.0

2.5

4.0

62.5

2004-05

0.0

2.8

0.1

2.9

5.8

50.7

2005-06(Provisional)

0.0

10.3

0.1

10.4

18.8

55.7

The following are some examples of DFID’s current support to UN agencies working in Somaliland:

UNESCO Primary Textbooks Programme and a national education programme with UNICEF

UNDP’s Rule of Law and Security (RoLS) Programme

ILO’s Employment, Enterprise and Livelihoods Programme (EEL) contributing to economic growth and diversification in Somaliland

UN-Habitat’s activities to strengthen and expand urban planning and capacity building of local councils as part of the EC/UNDP-funded Somalia Urban Development Programme (SUDP)