Somalia has in place the Ninth National Development Plan (NDP-9), which envisages a five year (2020-2024) pathway towards economic emancipation and reduction of poverty in the country, hence serves as an Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (IPRSP) within the framework of the Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) initiative. Satisfactory implementation of the poverty reduction strategy will trigger the completion point of debt relief for Somalia.

Quality data and statistics are key for monitoring and evaluating the NDP-9, sectoral plans, the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and measure the progress towards the completion point of debt relief.

This Poverty Analysis Report relies on the SIHBS—2022 data, whose report the SNBS published and disseminated on February 20, 2023, to analyze and measure current poverty levels and inequalities within Somalia by presenting valuable insights into the dimensions and distribution of poverty across regions and demographic groups.