Use of Country Systems


A joint Aid Coordination Unit and UN/World Bank Publication

The need to use country systems (UCS) is an oft-cited international commitment for improved aid effectiveness (Paris Declaration in 2005, New Deal for Fragile States in 2011). But what does it really mean to use systems in practice? How strong do systems need to be before development partners are willing to use them? Why does UCS remain weak, despite international commitments?

In Somalia, the UCS working group has been grappling with these questions over the past three years. This report aims to provide clarity and guidance on UCS. It also presents an updated roadmap for the government and development partners to strengthen and use country systems in Somalia for 2017-19.


Download the full report here.