The Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI) signed a project agreement in October 2017 with the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) under the support projects to “Conflict Affected Countries- the Republic of South Sudan”. The project aimed at improving both intra-regional trade and sound economic and financial policies, specifically public finance reform that includes […]
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Senior representatives of the Somali Government, the United Nations, representatives from Somalia Federal Member States, and the international community met in Mogadishu on 4 – 5 December, 2017 to participate in the Somalia Partnership Forum officially opened by H.E. Mohamed Abdulahi, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia with a call for greater investment […]
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The Annual HESPI Conference on IGAD Economies was held on September 24-26, 2017 at the Mamoun Beheiry Center (MBC) in Khartoum, Sudan . The three-day conference on the theme “Youth Unemployment and Creating Opportunities through Trade and Investment in the IGAD” was jointly organized by HESPI, ACBF, MBC, UNECA and IGAD Secretariat. Over 21 research […]
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The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) launched its flagship publication, the 2017 Africa Capacity Report (ACR2017) which was on the theme: Building Capacity in Science, Technology and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation. The Report was launched in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Africa and the Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology of the African […]
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The Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI) is a regional Think Tank, head quartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, primarily engaged in Socio-economic policy research institutional capacity building with focus on the IGAD region. One of HESPI’s ultimate objectives is to influence policy through policy dialogue by organizing public forums and policy round table discussions. […]
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The Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) Regional Economic Community comprises 8 member states with combined GDP of USD 218 billion and population of 250 million (World Bank, 2015). The region has been characterized by low socio-economic performance for many years, but has experienced a turnaround in the last two decades when most countries recorded impressive […]
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The Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI) has been organizing Policy Forums to create an avenue for cross-learning and to disseminate research findings to influence policy formulation and implementation processes. On 26 September 2016, the Institute held a policy forum on Fiscal Federalism and Decentralization based on a commissioned study conducted for selected IGAD […]
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HESPI has been supporting the key integrity institutions of Somalia and South Sudan, including the Ministries of Finance, Public Accounts Committees of the legislatures, Supreme Audit Institutions, Central Banks, and anti-corruption agencies to strengthen effective Public Finance Management (PFM). In this context, among the institutional capacity building activities of HESPI planned for 2016 was training […]
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Background The Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI) a regional think tank that focuses on research and institutional capacity building to enhance policy formulation and implementation in the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) Regional Economic Community. The sub region comprises 8 member states with combined GDP of USD 218 billion and population of 250 […]
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On October 5, 2019, a delegation from HESPI – IPADS International Conference including members from HESPI Board and Management, the Minister of Agriculture, Environment, and climate change and a representative of PDRC, both from Puntland, State of Somalia planted trees at the Jigjiga University Campus. The delegation also visited a nursery and revegetation project at […]
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Senior representatives of the Somali Government, the United Nations, representatives from Somalia Federal Member States, and the international community met in Mogadishu on 4 – 5 December, 2017 to participate in the Somalia Partnership Forum officially opened by H.E. Mohamed Abdulahi, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia with a call for greater investment […]
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HESPI carried out a consultative meeting on rebuilding viable and effective institutions in Somalia in collaboration with UNECA in Addis Ababa in August 2013. This consultative meeting was entitled “Rebuilding Viable State and Effective Institutions in Somalia.” The meeting has drawn concerned participants from different parts of the globe working at various capacities. It brought […]
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