Building Agro - pastoral communities' resilience and strengthening livelihoods in Somaliland Evaluation of the Development Funds Program
The Development Fund has worked in Somaliland since 2009 with agro-pastoral communities in strengthening their resilience towards climate change and strengthening rural livelihoods, with the objective of increasing food security. Since 2012, the Development Fund has also collaborated with Diaspora groups in Norway through a co-funding mechanism of projects, which have been implemented in the programme area. Strengthening of Diaspora groups in Norway and the inclusion of Diaspora in the development debate have been important objectives for the collaboration. The main purpose of the evaluation was to address some of the challenging issues when working with increasing livelihoods and food security in Somaliland. The evaluation should assess the programme, and identify options for enhanced synergy between livelihoods- and diaspora components. Finally, the evaluation should draw lessons and recommendations for the new programme period (2017-2020).