Contacts

Nnenna Nwabufo, Deputy Director General

Desma Tunya, SIF Coordinator

Email: SIF@afdb.org 

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Multi-Partner Somalia Infrastructure Fund (SIF)

Context and objective

The Multi-Partner Somalia Infrastructure Fund (SIF) is one of three financing windows under the Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility (SDRF), established within the context of the Somali New Deal Compact endorsed in Brussels in September 2013. The other SDRF funding windows are the United Nations Multi Partner Trust Fund and the World Bank Multi Partner Fund. The SIF became operational on 3 October 2016 following approval by the AfDB Senior Management, of the Framework Document establishing the SIF as a special window under the Bank’s Transitional Support Facility.

The SIF’s goal is to support and accelerate Somalia’s inclusive and sustainable economic recovery, peace and state building within the context of AfDB’s Strategy for Addressing Fragility and Building Resilience in Africa (2014-2019). The focus of the SIF is the rehabilitation and development of infrastructure, and related skills development and institutional capacity building.

 

SIF governance and administration

The SIF is governed through the Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility (SDRF) framework which comprises of the Somalia Partnership Forum (SPF), SDRF Steering Committee (SC) and Pillar Working Groups (PWG). High-level strategic oversight of the three SDRF funds, which includes the SIF, is provided by the Somalia Partnership Forum, which also ensures coherence with parallel arrangements for coordinating constitutional and security matters. The SDRF Steering Committee (SC) is tasked with providing strategic oversight and guidance of the National Development Plan (NDP), including the three funds that constitute SDRF.  In addition, nine Pillar Working Groups have been established under the SDRF SC which provide working level sector coordination, knowledge sharing and policy coherence for each of the priority areas of the NDP. The Pillar Working Groups are also responsible for the strategic review, endorsement and implementation oversight for programs and projects financed through the SDRF windows. The coordination framework can be found here .

The SIF is managed and administered by the AfDB through a management unit based in the Eastern Africa Regional Centre in Kenya. This unit is staffed with experts to ensure that infrastructure projects are prepared and designed appropriately, and delivered and monitored effectively.

 

Donors and resource mobilisation

Four donors including the United Kingdom, Italy, Islamic Development Bank and European Union have committed resources to the SIF. The AfDB funds will be used to finance or co-finance SIF projects. So far, the Bank has committed US$ 26.9 million on three ongoing projects and two studies.

 

Donor Contributions in Millions

Donor

Contribution Currency

Pledged

Paid In

In Contributing Currency

US$* Equivalent

In Contributing Currency

US$ Equivalent

United Kingdom

GBP

1.5

1.9

1.5

1.9

Italy

EUR

3.5

4.0

2.5

2.9

IsDB

USD

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

European Union

EUR

42

48.1

-

-

AfDB**

UA

34.5

50.6

34.5

50.6

Totals US$ Equivalent

 

107.6

 

58.4

*Note: Exchange rates applied in accordance to the Bank’s exchange rate policy.

**AfDB funds include contributions from internally managed Nigeria Technical Cooperation Fund (US$ 77,650) and Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation Fund (US$ 262,900).


Donors

UK Aid Italy Islamic Development Bank African Development Bank European Union

 

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