Working on behalf of the World Bank, this support was provided to the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) of the Federal Government of Somalia.
The MOPIC is responsible for planning and coordinating the development priorities and activities of all national, regional and local authorities as well as development partners in a more coherent and organized manner in line with the objectives of the Federal Government of Somalia.
The Minister of Planning and International Cooperation requested the assistance of the World Bank to undertake an organisational review of the current and future role of MOPIC, together with a review of its current capability to achieve its immediate priorities. The review was to be undertaken with a practical focus, utilising evidence and experience from within government and with the input of good practice from outside Somalia. The Review examined the institutional framework, organizational structures, operational procedures and working systems of the ministry. It also reviewed current staff levels and organizational capacity. The review was carried out with the support of senior staff in the Ministry and in close cooperation with the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).
Antylles produced a comprehensive report proposing substantive reorganization and strengthening around the key tasks faced by the Ministry. The report identified the need for clarity over Directorate mandates and reporting lines, recommended creating a new Finance and Administration Directorate, and new sections for communications, internal audit and legal services. The report also identified the need for external support from Development Partners and identified priority staff positions and capacity development priorities
While the project is ongoing, the consultancy has already helped define the division of labour regarding Aid Management and Coordination between the Ministry and the OPM. The report also enabled the Ministry to identify the Advisory and Line Management positions that will be supported under the World Bank-administered Capacity Injection Mechanism.
The consultancy has also highlighted the importance of focusing on preparation of the National Development Plan (NDP)/iPRSP; updating the Somali Compact to compliment the NDP; making sound preparations for the National Census, drafting a national Statistics Strategy and review of the legal framework for national statistics collection. All these tasks are now underway.