Advancing the establishment of local governments through district council formation (DCF) is a priority for the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS). While the FGS’s Wadajir Framework (WF) provides an extensive roadmap for pre-DCF and DCF activities, it includes little discussion of post-DCF issues, including the issue of district council (DC) sustainability. Currently, where DCs have been formed in south and central Somalia, they tend to be in more rural and remote areas of states with low revenue-generation potential where financial sustainability is a challenge. In contrast, districts with high revenue-generation potential—and thus greater ability to sustain their operations through the collection of local revenues—tend to have complex, protracted conflicts and entrenched political interests which make the DCF process difficult.

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