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from whom you can borrow money, there are no foreign direct investment.” (Development Associates International, DAI, Senior Project Advisor, Garowe). In this regard, the recent opening of Dahabshil’s first actual bank in Hargeysa can be seen as step towards the development of a proper banking sector in Somaliland. The situation is further challenged in Somaliland by its political status: several members of the government (Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Tourism and Chamber of Commerce) and INGO representatives mentioned that local economic growth was severely hampered by the fact that Somaliland was not internationally recognized as a State and therefore could not have direct access to international loans and had only a very limited support from the international community: “One of the difficulties apart from investment is that there is no budgetary support to the Somaliland government or state. Therefore, there is very little investment in large infrastructure, which is a potential driver for employment. It is not likely to happen, unless there are specific windows from the World Bank, because of the lack of recognition. Youth is paying a high price for the status of the state.” (UNDP, Hargeysa) Chart 3: Subjective and objective obstacle to employment: Ex-post assessment While the next steps of this analysis focuses on specific indices, it is worth noting that both the ex-ante and ex-post assessments corroborate the idea of a disconnected youth-employment- 31 ILO Puntland Enterprise Survey 2011 , conducted by Puntland University, with technical support provided by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
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40 IOM Somalia - Research on Youth, Employment and Migration migration nexus: “For Somali youth, there is little chance, if any, to receive a proper education in Garowe, Bossasso, or Hargeisa. The secondary and higher education systems are still extremely limited in terms of capacity and quality; and the vocational training institutes do not prepare young students for the actual labour market. The bottom-line is that the existing structure this study has identified – out-dated vocational system, poor education system, absence of linkages to the labour market and lack of any financial system – creates a disincentive for most youth to look for a job and a strong push factor for migration.” (World Bank-Somalia, Mogadishu) B. RAPID STAKEHOLDER MAPPING This subsection focuses on the initiatives towards a better professional integration of Somaliland and Puntland youth. As highlighted in the conclusions of this stakeholder mapping, initiatives still suffer from significant gaps in terms of situational analysis, strategic coordination, and programming. While every international or national actor has its own agenda or funding cycle, some efforts can probably be made to collectively improve the effectiveness, sustainability, and impact of existing and future employment generation schemes.
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  • IOM, Human migration, Somaliland

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