This report provides a common operating picture based on diverse information collected from renewable energy experts, development actors, donors, and Somali businesspeople in the traditional and emerging renewable energy market. This report updates and draws heavily on OEF’s previous Powering Progress report. This report outlines key problems in the Somali energy market, including issues of access, affordability, and reliability. It explores the benefits to the economy, society, and individual families from increased electrification and the potential of renewable energy in contributing to Somali development. Finally, the report outlines key trends in the Somali energy sector and profiles eighteen firms contacted for this study and gives an in-depth appraisal of the investment climate and facilities available to Somali firms in the energy sector. The conclusions and recommendations explore key avenues to improving coordination among stakeholders and increasing the share of renewable energy in the Somali region.
Electricity is a foundational element of the Somali economy and state, and the renewable sector has significant potential in supporting greater access to electricity. Recommendations increasing the potential of renewable energy include the following:
Improved training and education opportunities
More effective technology transfer
Improvements to infrastructure
Improved governance of energy markets
Better cooperation and integration among stakeholders
Past research on business engagement with human rights, peace, and security has identified specific reasons why national and transnational companies may be interested in participating, as well as how they have contributed to protecting human rights
Written byConor Seyle, David Cortright, Kristen Wallon April 26, 2013
This white paper offers a synthetic review of empirical evidence on the elements of state governance that affect interstate and intrastate armed conflict. In the first part of the paper we examine state capacity and institutional quality.
This paper discusses the challenges and opportunities of the banking segment in Somalia. It reviews current systems for financial transfers and discusses the possibility of the introduction of a two-tier banking system.
Written byLindsay Heger, Danielle Jung, Wendy H. Wongon November 15, 2012
How does the way in which a group organizes change the lethality of the group's attacks? In this article, we argue that groups organized vertically as hierarchies are likely to conduct more lethal attacks.
This market analysis identifies factors influencing the profitability of the honey industry in Somalia, using a framework for analysis based on Michael Porter’s “five forces model” with the introduction of a sixth set of forces comprising complements