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Harmonising registrations and identification in emergencies in Somalia

2019 — By Boniface Owino

The study reveals that the collection of registration and identification data in Somalia is governed mainly by policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures developed by humanitarian agencies. Before collecting registration data, most humanitarian agencies select recipients through a two-step process involving geographical targeting followed by community-based targeting. While significant efforts have been made to improve this process, challenges abound. The key challenges include elite capture, corruption, favouritism, limited accessibility due to insecurity and clan power dynamics that lead to inclusion and exclusion errors.

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