Capacity Development: Supporting Civil Service in Puntland

 Participants of the workshop and UN staff in Garowe, Puntland State of Somalia. Credit: UN Photo.

Participants of the workshop and UN staff in Garowe, Puntland State of Somalia. Credit: UN Photo.

In consecutive consultative workshops on 15 & 16 Nov 2015, UNDP Somalia's Capacity Development Programme facilitated technical discussions among staff of the two Puntland Government civil service management institutions on the formulation of organisational development plans (2016-2018) for the two institutions:

  • The Ministry of labour, Youth and Sports (MOLYS)
  • The Civil Service Commission (CSC)

These workshops followed a joint consultative workshop in early September, during which both institutions agreed to streamline thier work in civil service regulation, oversight and management; and to work towards establishing complementary functions. UNDP works with both institutions towards these targets. The initiative is part of a comprehensive support in civil service reforms in Puntland, including the review and revision of civil service legal, regulatory and policy frameworks; and management arrangements.
 

With support from the EU, Italy, the UK, Norway, and Sweden, UNDP's Capacity Development Programme team works to enhance the performance of the Federal Government of Somalia and the State of Puntland in terms of efficiency and effectiveness of the partner government institutions through three key components of support aimed at overall gender mainstreamed institutional capacity development of the government institutions