Iyadoo qeyb ka ah mashruuca Machadka Dooxada Rift ee ku saabsan xiriirrada xuduudaha ee u dhexeeya Soomaaliya iyo Yemen cilmibaarayaasha la shaqeeya machadka oo katirsan Jaamada Puntland State oo ku taalla magaalada Garowe, ayaa la hadlay Yemeniyiin ku nool magaalooyinka Bosaaso iyo Garowe ee Puntland si ay uga sheekeeyaan noloshooda.


To promote constructive dialogue around the formation of the next government at this challenging time, the Somali Dialogue Platform has produced this policy brief, which lays out seven key questions relevant to the establishment and functioning of a consensus-based government. These questions draw on examples from other contexts, where a new process of government formation has been used to…

As part of RVI’s ongoing project on the cross-border connections between Yemen and Somalia, the Institute’s partners at Puntland State University in Garowe spoke to Yemenis living in Bosaso and Garowe in Puntland, to discuss their lives there.


This report is the second report in a series looking at the relationship between modern-day Puntland, a semi-autonomous region of north-east Somalia, Yemen and the wider Gulf region. It focuses on the port city of Bosaso, which, historically, built its economic fortunes on easy access to the sea lanes of the Gulf of Aden and markets of the Arabian Peninsula. 

Aid providers in the Horn of Africa have always struggled to adapt their systems and models to the simple fact that people move from place to place. Delivering aid in remote areas normally involves establishing long supply chains that rely on populations being in places where they can be relatively easily 'accessed’. The refugee and IDP camps of the region, many of which were constructed as…


The Somali Dialogue Platform is a programme, implemented by the Rift Valley Institute and FDG-Synergy, that works to facilitate agreement amongst Somalis on contentious political issues. It is supported by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development.


The third update from RVI's Somali Dialogue Platform project examines political dynamics around elections in Somalia and considerations for advancing dialogue to reach consensus.


Despite progress in some significant areas, Somalia’s politics continue to be shaped by stark differences between key political players. At the same time, the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic have accentuated political uncertainty and threaten to exacerbate tensions. This briefing describes these unfolding dynamics, and offers some suggestions for Somali stakeholders, and international…


Drawing on research carried out in Mogadishu in 2018, this briefing considers some of the economic and cultural constraints to increasing domestic revenue mobilization in Somalia.


The impact on the khat trade in particular is a good illustration of the economy’s regional and international connections, and the effects of anti-COVID-19 measures on cross-border movement and daily life inside Somalia. Measures to contain COVID-19 have imposed restrictions on khat imports (and consumption) that have affected livelihoods including women’s incomes, who make up most of the khat…