The Nordic Africa Institute


If Mayors Ruled Somalia - Policy Note

Date • 16 Apr 2018

In his Policy Note, Ken Menkhaus proposes more support to municipalities as the source of the most practical, legitimate and effective formal governance in Somalia.

Supporting city administrations is not a substitute for state-building at the national and federal level, but can be an important component of a transitional strategy designed to provide Somalis with essential government protection and services during the long process of national-level state-building, says Ken Menkhaus.

NAI Policy Note ‘If Mayors Ruled Somalia’ by Ken Menkhaus External link, opens in new window.