About Somali Public Agenda (SPA)

Somali Public Agenda is a non-partisan and non-profit public policy and administration research organization based in Mogadishu. Its aim is to advance understanding and improvement of public administration and public services in Somalia through evidence-based research and analysis.

At Somali Public Agenda, we believe that all Somalis deserve better public services including access to affordable education, healthcare, housing, security and justice delivered via transparent and accountable authorities.

Research Reports

This safety and security study on Mogadishu examines the everyday issues of insecurity that different residents experience and react to in two districts of Mogadishu – Hodan and Kahda.

This paper explores risks and mitigation efforts around data sharing for the humanitarian sector through a focus on the data sharing relationships involved in third-party monitoring. It provides insights into data sharing risks linked to the introduction of external, often private sector, organizations into the humanitarian ecosystem.

The role of religious actors in contemporary Somali politics report examines the different religious actors active in Somali politics and their position and role in Somali society more generally. It offers a new perspective on how the Somali government can engage with religious actors, and provides suggestions on how external actors can avoid developing wholly negative views of actors that exert crucial and often positive influence across the varied landscape of Somali political, economic and social life.

Latest SPA Briefs, Policy Papers & Commentaries

Inta badan ka qeybgalayaasha oo ahaa dhallinyaro, waxa ay horay dhibaatooyin kala kulmeen helaanka adeegyadan aasaasiga ah ee dowladda. Waxa ay dadka kale la wadaageen dhacdooyinkii xanuunka badnaa ee ay kala kulmeen xafiisyada dowladda ee bixiya adeegyadan, dhibaatooyinka jira ee u muuqday waxa ayna soo jeediyeen xalal macquul noqon kara si arrintan wax looga qabto.

Programmes and Centers

Public Agenda Forum

SPA Policy Lab

Center for Learning and Development