Other contracts have been signed/awaiting signature for short-term assignments on Political Economy Analysis, with different partners, as follows:
Rift Valley Institute (RVI) –In partnership with RVI conducting a study for FCO/DFID titled: Towards a Better Understanding of Northeast Kenya. The assessment involves a series of community and stakeholder dialogues at national and county levels to bring out the main challenges to development and prioritizing the Regin’s development agenda. Funded by the UK FCO.
2018 - To date
Albany Associates – Conducted two political economy analyses for newly or recently recovered areas in Jubaland and Southwest States of Somalia. Carried out the follow-on project – Early Recovery Initiative (ERI) (funded through FCO’s CSSF) in support of these two areas. This is a social reconciliation and peaceful co-existence project which involves communities, State governments, local security forces, and the UN-AMISOM. KasmoDev is now preparing to implement phase II of this project which will expand both geographically and depth.
NIS Foundation – KasmoDev has a framework agreement with the NIS foundation to conduct political economy analysis for its projects. So far carried out support to solar power centers establishment in the Kismayo area, and also an assessment of Mogadishu national stadium.
Tetratech ARD – KasmoDev conducted a general regional political economy analysis covering the East Africa Community, IGAD and Comesa. The study focused on cross-border issues related to livestock trade, agricultural input trade, cross-border collaboration, and policy, etc.
Dutch Government– KasmoDev has worked with the Netherlands embassy in Kenya to develop working modality in Somalia, including a multi-annual strategy and a policy brief outlining risks and mitigation strategies for the Dutch to work in Somalia’s fragile context. KasmoDev convened and facilitated a workshop in Nairobi with key experts working in Somalia in April 2019 to inform the Dutch methodology for working in Somalia.
Danish Refugee Council – KasmoDev conducted a Sanitation Marketing Study (SanMark) to inform the development of sanitation marketing strategy aimed at increasing households’ investment in Sanitation in Somalia. The study was carried out in Baidoa (Bay Region, South West State) and Dolow (Gedo region, Jubbaland State) Districts.
Mercy Corps – The Ward Development Plan- Mercy Corps (2019). KasmoDev is writing up ward development plans for five wards in Northern Kenya (Turkana, Isiolo, Marsabit, Wajir and Garissa Counties of Kenya). This work includes engaging county government departments in the consolidation and review of the plans and leading the presentation of the draft ward development plans for validation at community and county government level.
Albany Associates – A Social Network Research funded by the US Department of State and implemented by Albany Associates with the support of KasmoDev consultants. Research targeted four main districts of Somalia: Mogadishu, Kismayo, Baidoa, and Garowe.
Coffey International – As part of a consortium to support and enhance security and justice leadership, management and accountability in Somalia. Working with Ministry of Security, Police, Ministry of Justice and Attorney General in three Federal Member States of Hirshabele, South West and Jubbaland (FMS). The aim of this work to support stabilisation/access to justice for the three FMS and Somaliland.
Public administration reform, Somalia – KasmoDev team is developing a National Public Administration Reform Strategy (NPSRS) that provides the framework for medium to long-term public administration transformation and programming, and systematic implementation of interventions by the Federal Government of Somalia and Development Partners. The project, funded by the World Bank and led by the Office of the Prime Minister, and entails extensive consultations with key federal ministries and the Federal Member States
Tax strengthening and Transformation project (Ethiopia) – Kasmodev, in partnership with CowaterSogema, is implementing Tax strengthening and Transformation project for Ethiopia. CowaterSogema is the lead agency and Kasmodev supports the implementation of the project.
IGAD’s Somalia mission – KasmoDev has been contracted to Support the IGAD Special Mission to Somalia convene and facilitate a high-level technical consultation to strengthen the three branches of the Federal Government of Somalia and its Intergovernmental Relations (Systems).
2019 - 2022
IGAD’s Somalia Mission – KasmoDev is developing a comprehensive multi-donor, multi-year joint program document for IGAD’s (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) Special Mission to Somalia, and its implementing partner, the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). The document will support IGAD’s intervention in Somalia for over three years (2019-2022).