The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation with the Ministry of Finance of the Federal Government of Somalia had very productive meeting with the World Bank today, discussing the outcome of the recent Household Survey jointly conducted across Somalia. This is ground breaking survey that will allow policy makers to respond to the needs of the Somali people effectively given the available poverty and labour related data. This data will be reflected in the upcoming National Development Plan, which will have specific intervention plans for the high unemployment rate among the youth and strategies for the persistent poverty that exists across the country.

The Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, H.E. Abdullahi Sh. Ali  and the World Bank County Director,  Mr. Hugh Riddell who attended this meeting praised this ground breaking data.

More details of this data will follow in the coming days.