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Review of 2020 federal government budget for security, economic growth and public services

On the last day of December 2019, a joint meeting of the House of the People and the Upper House of the Somali Federal Parliament approved the 2020 federal government budget. It was the first time since its formation that the Upper House participated in the approval of the national budget. The theme of this year’s budget is ‘strengthening economic growth and security’. Read more

Falanqeyn miisaaniyadda sanadka 2020 loo qorsheeyay hay’adaha amniga, horumarinta dhaqaalaha iyo adeegyada bulshada Soomaaliya

Maalintii ugu dambeysay bishii Diseember 2019, kulan wadajir ah oo ay wada yeesheen xubnaha  Golaha Shacabka iyo Aqalka Sare ee Baarlamaanka Federaalka Soomaaliya ayaa lagu ansixiyay miisaaniyadda dowladda federaalka ee 2020. Waa markii ugu horreysay tan iyo markii la aasaasay ee uu Aqalka Sare ka qeyb qaato ansixinta miisaaniyadda qaranka. Halkudhigga miisaaniyadda sanadkan waa ‘xoojinta kobaca dhaqaalaha iyo amniga’. Read more

Falanqeyn Nidaamka Doorasho ee Horreeyaa Guuleysta (Somali Public Agenda Podcast)

Soomaaliya waxay baadi goobeysaa hannaan doorasho ee doorashada 2020/21. Guddi baarlamaan oo ka kooban 15 xubnood ayaa loo xilsaaray in ay dib-u-eegis ku sameeyaan Hindise-sharciyeedka Doorashooyinka Qaranka oo ay horey usoo ansixiyeen Golaha Wasiirrada.

Guddiga waxa uu u gudbiyey kulan wadajir ah oo ay isugu yimaadeen labada aqal ee baarlamaanka 27-kii Noofambar 2019 nuqul cusub oo ah dib-u-eegis ay ku sameeyeen Hinidise-sharciyeedka Doorshooyinka Qaranka.

Guddigu waxa uu soo jeediyey nidaamka doorasho ee ‘Horreeyaa Guuleysta’. Dood baarlamaan kadib, Golaha Shacabka ee Baarlamaanka ayaa ansixiyey sharciga 28-kii Diseembar 2019, waxana uu sharciga sugayaa ansixinta Aqalka Sare iyo saxiixa madaxweynaha.

Mahad Wasuge waa mid kamid ah qorayaasha warbixin Somali Public Agenda ka qortay nidaamka doorasho ee ‘Horreeyaa Guuleysta’ iyo Maxamed Irbad ayaa Podcast-gan ku falanqeynaya Nidaamka doorasho ee Horreeyaa Guuleysta.

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Annual Report 2019

2019 has been an exciting and productive year for Somali Public Agenda. It has been ‘the year of production’ for SPA team. It was truly a productive year. We published six quality governance briefs on youth unemployment, public schools in Mogadishu, power sharing in a federal Somalia, the electoral bill, re-institution of political parties, and land prices in Mogadishu and its impact to the urban poor and IDPs. We also published six commentaries on various governance and public service issues including the re-introduction of the Somali shilling in Beledweyne, the 2019 federal government budget, the ‘NGO-ization’ of the public sector, the problems of fused cabinet-parliament membership, dual citizenship, and harmonization of the legislative framework of elections in Somalia. Furthermore, we commenced a Podcast in the Somali language. We produced two podcasts discussing our election briefs. The Podcasts enabled us reach wider Somali audience who may not get the chance to read our work.

As we approach elections in 2020/21, at Somali Public Agenda, we have begun an Election Series of commentaries and briefs. We have already produced two briefs and one commentary on elections in 2019. Each commentary or brief analyzed election-related themes. We will continue to produce evidence-based analysis on elections in 2020.

Our audience increased exponentially in 2019. Our work has been found through online search 3,469 times in 2019. Over 720 people subscribed to our mailing list. Our twitter handle (@somalipubagenda) was followed by 2,044 Twitter users. Our Facebook page has garnered 14,555 likes.

Our three-year strategic plan (2020-2022) has been prepared. The strategic plan guides SPA work through three interlinked steps. First, SPA will undertake policy-oriented and evidence-based research. Second, based on the findings and policy recommendations of the studies, SPA will help design public policies, programmes and projects with the relevant authorities. Third, Somali Public Agenda will offer short training courses to contribute to the building of administrative cadres who can deliver public policies and programmes to the community.

We are grateful to the unwavering support of our distinguished fellows and Board members.  Many thanks are also owed to our supporters and readers whose confidence and encouragement inspire us to do more work for the common good. As we enter our third year, we are looking forward to producing quality research output and help public institutions design human-centered public services.

Read the full annual report here

Review of the Proposed First Past The Post Electoral Model for Somalia

Somalia is in search of an electoral model for the scheduled 2020/21 political transition. An ad hoc 15-member parliamentary committee was mandated to review the National Electoral Bill (NEB) approved by the Council of Ministers. It submitted to the parliament a reviewed version of the NEB at a joint meeting by the two chambers of parliament on 27th November 2019. The Committee proposed a ‘First Past the Post System’ as an electoral model for Somalia. After deliberations, the House of the People of the Somali Federal Parliament approved the election bill on 28th December 2019, and the bill will go to the Upper House for review before a final ratification by the President. Read more

Falanqeyn Nidaamka Doorasho ee Horreeyaa Guuleysta

Soomaaliya waxay baadi goobeysaa hannaan doorasho ee doorashada 2020/21. Guddi baarlamaan oo ka kooban 15 xubnood ayaa loo xilsaaray in ay dib-u-eegis ku sameeyaan Hindise-sharciyeedka Doorashooyinka Qaranka  oo ay ansixiyeen Golaha Wasiirrada. Guddiga waxa uu u gudbiyey kulan wadajir ah oo ay isugu yimaadeen labada aqal ee baarlamaanka 27-kii Noofambar 2019 nuqul cusub oo ah dib-u-eegis ay ku sameeyeen Hinidise-sharciyeedka Doorshooyinka Qaranka. Guddigu waxa uu soo jeediyey nidaamka doorasho ee ‘Horreeyaa Guuleysta’. Dood baarlamaan kadib, Golaha Shacabka ee Baarlamaanka ayaa ansixiyey sharciga 28-kii Diseembar 2019, waxana uu sharciga sugayaa ansixinta Aqalka Sare iyo saxiixa madaxweynaha. Read more

Harmonizing the legislative framework for elections in Somalia

For the first time in 50 years, national one person one vote national elections are expected to happen in Somalia. Three interrelated pieces of legislation guide the national elections namely the Provisional Constitution, the National Electoral Bill (NEB) and the Political Parties Law. Each of these three laws has hitherto been under review. The National Electoral Bill and the proposed amendments of the Political Parties Law are under parliamentary review while an independent and parliamentary committee is reviewing the Provisional Constitution. Read more

Is-waafajinta sharciyada la xiriira doorashooyinka Soomaaliya

Markii ugu horreysay muddo 50 sanno kadib ah, doorashooyin qaran oo qof iyo cod ah ayaa la qorsheynayaa in ay ka dhacaan Soomaaliya. Saddex sharci ayaa haga doorashooyinka qaranka kuwaasoo kala ah Dastuurka Kumeelgaarka ah, Hindise-sharciyeedka Doorashooyinka Qaranka, iyo Sharciga Xisbiyada Siyaasadda oo ay dhammaantood dib-u-eegis ku socoto. Hindise-sharciyeedka Doorashooyinka Qaran iyo Sharciga Xisbiyada Siyaasadda ee wax-ka-beddelka lagu sameeyay ayaa ku jira dib-u-eegis baarlamaan, halka guddi madax-bannaan iyo guddi xildhibaanno ah ay dib-u-eegayaan Dastuurka Kumeelgaarka ah. Read more

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Dib-u-yegleelidda nidaamka xisbiyada badan ee Soomaaliya (Somali Public Agenda Podcast)

Lixdii bishii Sebteembar 2016, madaxweynihii hore ee Soomaaliya, Xasan Sheekh Maxamuud ayaa saxiixay xeerkii xisbiyada ee wakhtiga badan la sugayay, kadib markii xubnaha baarlamaanku ansixiyeen

Xeerka xisbiyada (Xeer No. 19 ee 27 Juun 2016) wuxuu ka koobanyahay 38 qodob iyo 4 jadwal. Sharciga ayaa nidaaminaya arrimo badan oo ay kamid yihiin diiwaangelinta kumeelgaarka ah, diiwaangelinta buuxda, is-baheysiga iyo isku biiridda xisbiyo siyaasadeed, dadka loo oggol yahay in ay ku biiran xisbiyada, xaqa iyo mudnaanta xisbiyada siyaasadeed, diiwaan-kala-laabashada xisbiyada, maalgelinta xisbiyada siyaasadeed, maamul-xisaabeedka xisbiyada iyo xallinta khilaafka u dhexeeya xisbiyada.

Tan iyo markii la ansaxiyay sharciga, konton iyo toddobo (57) xisbi siyaasadeed ayuu si kumeelgaar ah u diiwaangeliyey Guddiga Madaxa-bannaan ee Doorashooyinka Qaranka (GMDQ). Xisbiyadu waxay rajeynayaan inay helaan diiwaangelin buuxda kadib marka ay buuxiyaan shuruudaha sharciga ku xusan, si ay uga qeyb galaan doorashooyinka.

Farxaan Isaaq Yuusuf oo mid kamid ah qorayaasha warbixinta uu daabacay Somali Public Agenda iyo Maxamed Irbad ayaa falanqeynaya sharciga xisbiyada siyaasadeed.

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