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Survey of Public Opinion on Somalia’s Provisional Constitution

Survey of Public Opinion on Somalia’s Provisional Constitution

This public opinion survey highlights that citizens in five major cities have different perceptions [mainly positive] about the constitution, despite only being marginally consulted by the politicians about their opinions.

A Memo For Somalia’s New Leaders on The Priorities of Citizens

A Memo For Somalia’s New Leaders on The Priorities of Citizens

The Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS) conducted a public opinion perceptions survey from January 9-23, 2017. HIPS asked a total of 1,364 adults aged 18 and older in Boosaaso, Beledweyne, Mogadishu, Baydhabo and Kismaayo about the policy areas they want the incoming government to focus on.

Parliament should use Its oversight to improve electoral model

Parliament should use Its oversight to improve electoral model

The electoral model by Somalia’s National Leaders Forum (NLF) outlining the 2016 selection/election plan does not adequately enhance the democratic process. Rather, some aspects of the proposed roadmap significantly stifle the prospects of a legitimate and inclusive election process. Read on...

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