Development cooperation , 16.12.2019

IOM Enhancing the Institutional Capacity of the Immigration and Naturalization Directorate of Somalia


Somalia is recovering from decades of war and collapse of state structures. The core state functions are now recovering, but the legitimacy and capacity of the state are still weak. Conflicts and violence remain a significant challenge. The prolonged conflict has resulted in porous air, sea and land-border management providing a thriving conduit for Transnational organized immigration crimes. In order to improve security and strengthen state legitimacy, the Federal Government of Somalia is aiming at strengthening the capacity of the Immigration and Naturalisation Directorate, IND, in line with the National Development Plan. The project will focus on developing the institutional capacity of IND, especially its HR Department, in order to strengthen the legitimacy of the Federal Government of Somalia in the field of immigration and border management. The project will utilize diaspora and international experts in developing capacity and strengthen IND’s infrastructural capabilities to deliver quality public services. The project will be implemented by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) during a period of 14 months in 2020 - 2021. Finland supports the project with 1 000 000 euros.

Funding decision  16.12.2019

1 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Public sector policy and administrative management 20%
  • Facilitation of orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility 80%

Funding channel

Kansainvälinen siirtolaisuusjärjestö



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