The civil war in Somalia has lasted for almost two decades. Despite progress in several areas, the country still faces political instability and violent conflict. Somalia’s situation has led to a set of complex political, socio-economic and security challenges, making it essential to evaluate the effectiveness of different initiatives in Somalia.
The first study conducted by the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON) was a research study into the effectiveness of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), a mission launched in 2007. However, AMISOM is not the only actor working on stabilization in Somalia. International partners include UNSOM, UNSOS, the European Union Capacity and Assistance Programme (EUCAP Somalia) and other key bilateral partners, including the US and UK. The EUCAP Somalia mission supports capacity building of maritime civilian law enforcement capability in Somalia. In 2010, the EU also launched the EU Training Mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia), which facilitated training in close coordination with AMISOM. The mission focuses on capacity-building, leadership, strategic advice and mentoring activities. On this page, you will find the 2018 EPON study of AMISOM, and other related EPON partner studies on peacebuilding and stabilization initiatives in Somalia.