At the beginning of 2020, the United Nations in Somalia initiated the process of formulating a Common Country Analysis (CCA), an independent, impartial and collective assessment of the situation in Somalia. Anchored in and framed around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the CCA draws from and adds to existing analysis and resources across the UN system and beyond in Somalia. The CCA represents integrated, cross-pillar thinking that demonstrates the interconnected nature of the SDGs and the multidimensional factors spanning the development, humanitarian and peacebuilding spectrum. As such, this document represents the first time the UN in Somalia has undertaken a comprehensive assessment of the situation in the country through the prism of the SDGs, examining their interlinkages and the root causes that inhibit progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The CCA also identifies those most at risk of being left behind in Somalia’s journey to sustainable development.
A central function of the CCA is to guide and inform the UN system, with its partners, in the development of a new, integrated United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNCF). The UNCF (2021–2025) will represent the UN’s response to the newly articulated Somali peace and development priorities outlined in Somalia's ninth National Development Plan.
The CCA will facilitate the formulation of priorities and outcomes for the UNCF by helping to pinpoint trigger areas or levers that have the potential to accelerate progress across multiple SDGs in a manner that puts the needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized at its core.
This CCA is supported by a companion document which undertakes a target-by-target look at Somalia's progress towards the 2030 Agenda (link).