Policy and Practice for Developmental Leadership

Political settlements in Somaliland: How leaders negotiate the 'rules of the game'

Despite its lack of formal international recognition and access to official external grants and loans, Somaliland’s peace-building, political and developmental achievements have been quite impressive. How did the leadership in that country achieve this outcome? What kind of formal and informal institutional arrangements have they established which enabled this to happen? The research project being planned will ask how and why leaders of different interests and sectors have been able to establish on-going political and economic settlements that have provided the basis for relative political stability and economic growth.