This second issue of our Policy brief addresses the issue of global development goals in relation to Somalia. Data Grid launched its First policy brief in September 2015 with a briefing titled “Keeping the promise: Investing in Somali Youth.” The inaugural brief looked into a pressing issue of Somalia Youth and called on the government and development partners to deliver on the promise of investing in youth for a better Somalia.

Data Grid’s Policy Brief is a regular publication that looks at specific issues in Somalia in a format that is appealing for the busy, quick reader but contains substantial information and insights to make it a preferred research tool providing quality policy analysis and recommendations.

This issue reflects on the Millennium Developments Goals and looks ahead to the next 15 years with the new set of goals. On 25th September this year, 193-Member United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global Goals, hailed as a universal, inte- grated and transformative vision for a better world.

The Goals aim to build on the work of the historic Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which in September 2000, rallied the world around a common 15- year agenda to tackle the indignity of poverty.

Every one of the limited data sources on Somalia Indicate that Somalia was off target in meeting all of 8 MDGs as indicated in the following info graphics data sourced from UNDP Somalia Millennium Development Goals Progress Report.

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