ODA eligibility database


Not ODA-eligible


Sector or themePeace and security: involving military
Provider countrySweden
Recipient countrySomalia
Implementing agencyUN Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS)
Budget (USD x 1000)1091
Purpose codeN/A

  • The African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) entered Somalia in 2007 to fight the terrorist insurgent group, Al-Shabaab, and to provide security to the Somali Government in the capital of Mogadishu. Troops from the Somali National Army (SNA) have been fighting alongside AMISOM in these offensives. The UN Trust Fund provides logistics support to AMISOM troop contingents and civilian police as well as non-lethal logistical support to the units of the SNA that are conducting joint operations with AMISOM.
  • The purpose of the UN Trust Fund is to provide long term capacity building support to the SNA and to enhance the capacity of the SNA troops conducting joint operations with AMISOM. Currently, the SNA has a minimal level of logistical capacity. The non-lethal support provided by the UN Trust Fund includes food, water, fuel, transportation, tents, in-theatre medical evacuations, field defence stores and High Frequency (HF) communication equipment. It also includes a mandatory training of the SNA-troops in UN Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP).
  • Logistical support to AMISOM and the SNA enhances their success in dealing with Al-Shabaab and restoring security in former Al-Shabaab areas. This is crucial for the overall success of the ongoing state-building in Somalia. Furthermore, contributing to capacity building of the Somali security forces is vital for long term peace and stability in Somalia.
  • The project is deemed not ODA-eligible. AMISOM’s aim, with support from the SNA, is to fight terrorism through kinetic activities, which is excluded from ODA (paragraph 117). The purpose of providing non-lethal support such as food, transportation, tents and HF communication equipment is to enhance the capacity of the SNA troops. Since financing of military equipment or services generally is excluded from ODA and strengthening partner countries military capabilities is explicitly excluded, the project is not reportable as ODA (paragraph 97). If the financial support would be earmarked to the training of the SNA-troops in UN Human Rights Due Diligence Policy, that particular support might be ODA-eligible.