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Democracy, Human Rights and Governance

Somalis are establishing governance that is more representative and transparent than any that has been seen over the past twenty years. With USAID’s support, Somalia’s 825-member National Constituent Assembly convened on July 25th and overwhelmingly adopted the Provisional Federal Constitution on August 1st. The adoption of a provisional constitution was a key milestone and paved the way for the formation of a new Parliament, the selection of a Speaker of Parliament, and the selection of a President, hailed as one of the most peaceful political transitions in the history of Somalia.

USAID has played a significant role by providing assistance to authorities and civil society at all levels, by helping the Somalis to strengthen democratic institutions, improve stability and security, and deliver results for the Somali people with transparency and accountability. USAID is support governance from the very local peace committee level all the way to the President’s office, with the aim of promoting stabilization through democratic, Somali owned governance.

Last updated: December 22, 2014

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