Strengthening the New Deal from the Bottom-Up

The Somali New Deal Compact is intended to “to create a better future for all Somali people, by means of a dialogue and process that promotes political reconciliation and establishes peace, security, justice and sustainable development”.

One year since its endorsement at an international conference in Brussels, this report assesses progress in implementing its contents and its commitment to ensuring that it remains a “living document” which continues to work to build ownership by all Somalis through engagement and consultation with the Somali people. The report draws on Somali community and civil society members’ perspectives gathered through field research in September 2014 in order to identify pressing gaps in the New Deal processes to date.