ODA eligibility database




Sector or themePeace and security: security system reform
Provider countryUnited Kingdom
Recipient countrySomalia
Implementing agencyVarious: UN Agencies, private sector, NGOs
Budget (USD x 1000)45400
Purpose code15210 Security system management and reform

  • The programme is an expansion of existing support to basic police and justice functions combined with support to political dialogue and negotiation on Somalia’s federal security arrangements and public financial management and accountability within state security and justice institutions. This will improve the overall sustainability of basic security and justice functions across Somalia.
  • - Development of political, legal and financial frameworks to define the differing degrees (between the centre and the regions) of operational control and jurisdictions of the police and justice sector in Somalia and ensure the system is established in a fiscally sound and affordable manner. - Expand, train, equip and provide infrastructure for police by providing basic non-lethal training, equipment and infrastructure for regional police who are extremely under resourced. - Expand, train, equip and provide infrastructure to justice agencies in targeted areas, which focuses on the judiciary/courts, particularly on the criminal justice aspects of court work to ensure the criminal justice chain provides a base level of functionality in the regions. - Monitoring and risk management, by providing an independent third party monitoring mechanism to monitor results and delivery to understand progress and ensure objectives are being met.
  • - Re-establish basic policing and justice functions in key urban areas recovered from Al-Shabaab; - Cover other districts in south-central Somalia and consolidating the provision of legal assistance and mobile courts in Somaliland and Puntland. The support will in particular target women and girls and ensure they have equal access to legal services; - Establish counter-explosive ordinance policing capacity in key urban areas; - Strengthen financial management within the security sector’s federal and sub-national levels; - Support the development of federal and sub-national policing and justice policy and legislation; - Establish a common score-card for assessing policing and justice provision at district level.
  • This activity is deemed ODA-eligible. It meets the Reporting Directives on activity with partner country police which apply to support to the police as a whole, including in the context of security sector reform (footnote 37). Specifically, financing for routine work and training of civil police is reportable as ODA (paragraph 100). The activity also satisfies the specific safeguards on activities involving civilian law enforcement as it is focusses on effectively addressing criminal activity and supporting public security. It does not include any training in counter-subversion, suppression of political dissidence or intelligence gathering, and does not involve the use of donor police services to control civil disobedience (paragraph 101). It also meets the Reporting Directives on security sector reform through technical co-operation provided to law enforcement agencies to assist review and reform of the wider security system to improve good governance and civilian oversight (paragraph 105). This assistance is deemed eligible as it is limited to improving the capacity and capabilities of civilian institutions to better manage key non-lethal resources in Somalia. It also supports improved civilian and community oversight of the security sector and does not involve assistance to the Ministry of Defence or armed forces.