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Promoting Inclusive Markets in Somalia (PIMS) was designed to support transformational change in the Somali peninsula by strengthening market systems. The programme stimulated growth of the private sector and supported measures required to deliver long term job creation and ultimately reduce poverty.

This report seeks to reflect on lessons learnt as well as the results and outcomes achieved by the project. The report's recommendations include:

  • Water management and drought mitigation are key priorities
  • Time is needed for systemic change to take place
  • In Somalia, MSD programmes can be restricted by policy limitations
  • Programmes should collaborate, and not compete
  • Access to finance remains a challenge
  • CfW can be a transformational, longer-term productive investment as well as an emergency response
  • In Somalia, the MSD approach can lead to sustainable change