10 Aug Somaliland Infigures (Yearly Booklet)
Complete, accurate and reliable statistics are an absolute requirement for efficient public action. Statistics inform decision makers and the broader community with critical information on the needs of the population and specific challenges they face. Quality data can reveal where resources are most needed, and provide the means to track progress and assess the impact of different plans and policies.
Somaliland, as is the case in many other developing countries, still lacks the capacity to regularly produce the full range and quality of statistics typically required to effectively design, implement and monitor the relevant policies and plans needed for the country’s development.
The need to fill that capacity gap becomes more pressing as Somaliland progresses. Indeed, raising complexity of the productive base and integration of the country in the global economy are two processes which can offer tremendous dividends to the population of Somaliland, but require sufficient, accurate and timely information to fully take effect.
To face this challenge, the Government of Somaliland has undertaken various efforts to improve the overall capacity and functionality of its National Statistics System (NSS) coordinated by the Central Statistics Department (CSD) of the Ministry of Planning and National Development (MoPND), and in particular to reinforce the role of public institutions in the production of quality data.
Somaliland in Figures is a reflection of these efforts, providing summary statistics on a broad range of conditions and activities in Somaliland by compiling records produced by many government institutions involved in various sectors of relevance, from education to health, to justice and many more. In bringing those statistics together in one booklet, the CSD aims to provide all concerned stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of the currently available statistical information in the country.