Somaliland Development Fund at Risk of Polarising Beneficiaries
Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) is one of the development projects underway in Somaliland. The Fund “provides a single vehicle through which donors can support Somaliland’s development goals.” Although Somaliland is part of the Federal Republic of Somalia, it has been seeking international recognition since 1991 when it declared to have broken away from the rest of Somalia. Somaliland’s claim for sovereignty is based on the colonial border left by behind by Britain in June 26 1960.
Somaliland held two presidential elections ( in 2002 and 2010) in territories under its control. While many parts of Somalia was mired in civil war, Somaliland was creating institutions—judiciary, parliament, house of elders and security forces. Somaliland has four political parties.