U of M researchers call for US government to expand role in helping rebuild Somalia

As Somalia continues to rebuild after a prolonged civil war that began in the early 1990s, researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs recommend the U.S. government shift its work from peacekeeping to rebuilding in ways that will help grow Somalia’s economy. As the country began to stabilize, many members of the diaspora who had fled during the unrest returned to Somalia with ideas on how to start businesses and help grow the economy. Despite a deep desire to help, the Somali diaspora reported considerable barriers to their work, and researchers have identified several ways the U.S. government and nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) could help create better opportunities for growth and stability. —> Read More Here


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