Evaluation of Norway’s Engagement in Somalia 2012–2018

About the publication

  • Published: October 2020
  • Series: Evaluation report
  • Type: Evaluations
  • Carried out by: Tana Copenhagen in association with Chr. Michelsen Institute
  • Commissioned by: Evaluation Department in Norad
  • Country: Somalia
  • Theme: Emergency assistance and relief, Conflict prevention and resolution, peace and security, Governance and democracy
  • Pages: 121
  • Serial number: 7/2020
  • ISBN: 978-82-8369-050-7
  • ISSN: --
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The evaluation has looked at Norway's engagement in Somalia during the period 2012-2018. The evaluation has assessed the effects of the total Norwegian engagement, considered whether the engagement has been coherent and conflict sensitive and assessed how the Norwegian engagement has been adapted to a changing context. The purpose of this evaluation is to draw lessons from Norway's involvement over time in a country affected by conflict.

A considerable amount of Norway's support goes to conflict-affected countries. Such support requires different approaches than support to more stable countries. Because the challenges are complex, there may be a need for peacebuilding, humanitarian aid and long-term development assistance at the same time. Previous evaluations have pointed out that good contextual knowledge is crucial for robust development aid.

On this background, the Evaluation Department has initiated evaluations examining overall Norwegian support in selected countries in fragile situations. An evaluation of Norway's engagement in South Sudan was conducted earlier this year. The evaluation of the engagement in Somalia is the second of these evaluations.

The evaluation was carried out by the Danish consulting company Tana Copenhagen, in collaboration with the Chr Michelsen Institute (CMI) on behalf of the Evaluation Department in Norad.

Webinar: Norwegian management of risks in fragile states
An increasing share of Norwegian aid goes to countries in fragile situations. The Evaluation Department in Norad invited to a debate on risk management in fragile and conflict affected countries. The webinar took place digitally 29 October 2020.
Published 27.10.2020
Last updated 27.10.2020