- The base of the economy is narrow because the majority of the population is nomadic and highly dependent on livestock and livestock exports for livelihoods.
- A lack of internal revenue and weak public financial management are serious constraints on the national budget, leaving the country almost totally dependent on foreign assistance.
- The African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia and the Somali National Army have lately recovered many areas from Al-Shabaab control, and capacity development is ongoing but insecurity in most parts of the country, weak institutional capacity, and political instability remain the main obstacles to reconstruction and development.
|P-SO-IZ0-006|| EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS OF DROUGHT 2014 ||ApprovedAPVD|
|P-SO-EAZ-001|| BUILDING RESILIENCE TO WATER STRESS IN SOMALILAND –BOOSTING INVESTMENTS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF WATER R ||ApprovedAPVD|
|Area:||638,000 sq km|
|Total Population 2013:||10.5 Million|
|Urban Population 2013:||38.68%|
|Female Population 2013:||50.26%|
|GNI Per Capita 2013:||-|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000):||43.77%|
|Human Development Index (rank / 187):||0|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1):||-|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013):||UA 155.8 Million|