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Public-Private Dialogue is a forum for Somalia consisting of public and private sectors and aims to improve confidence and trust between Public and Private Institutions for the rebirth of the new democratic state of Somalia.
The desire to establish a Public-Private Dialogue Forum for Somalia emerged through the National Development Plan consultations in early 2016. During this process, key recommendations were agreed, including the establishment of a Somalia National Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) that would start by focusing on key strategic economic sectors, and its enabling environment.
The establishment of a Somalia National Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) that would start by focusing on key strategic economic sectors, and its enabling environment. Private Sector leaders from each State met in Garowe and adopted a communiqué on how they could work together to deliver vital reforms in Somalia that will lead to economic growth and increased foreign and domestic investments.
In brief, the declaration agreed on the following:
In May 2017, the public and private sector came together to agree on a set of priorities that would enable a vibrant, robust, and competitive private sector to contribute to the country’s sustainable economic development and poverty alleviation, founded on responsible macroeconomic management, infrastructure rehabilitation and equitable access to services. These were based on the National Development Plan of Somalia (NDP 2017 – 2019) which provides a common vision on development with prioritized action as well as a coherent framework for coordination.