Governance statistics play a crucial role in fostering inclusive, transparent, and accountable connections between the government and its citizens in Somalia. Governance issues are embedded in the Somalia National Development Plan (NDP-9) and in the measurement of progress towards achieving the set targets of national development priorities. Specifically, under Pillar One Inclusive and Accountable Politics and Pillar two Security and Rule of Law. In fact, fifty percent of the Pillars data within the NDP-9 (two out four pillars) derive from Governance Statistics.

Further, international, and regional development frameworks should also be monitored during the period of the NDP-9, specifically SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and the World Banks and AfDB’s more contextual Country Policy Institutional Assessment (CPIA), which Somalia has been a part of since 2019. Monitoring and reporting on these national, regional, and international Governance Statistics frameworks are essential for achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.