Shuraako Publications

Shuraako produces evidence-based research products with a focus on impact investing, private sector development, and frontier markets. All of our reports and  publications are freely available to download.

  • land tenure somalia

    Land Tenure in Somalia A Potential Foundation for Security and Prosperity

    February 3, 2014

    Land has been a source of both prosperity and conflict for Somalia. For generations, the region’s varied terrain has provided forage for herds, land for crops, and space for commerce. At the same time, uncertainty over land rights has led to violence and contributed to the civil war of the last 20 years.

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  • somali governance

    LEGAL Frameworks governing SOMALIA’S current financial systems

    July 1, 2013

    The government framework for banking in Somalia was largely destroyed during the conflict of the last 20 years. The civil war also forced hundreds of thousands of Somalis to leave and start new lives abroad. As they became settled, many sought to send money home, and a growing group of Somali entrepreneurs worked to facilitate these transactions.

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  • fishing in somaliland

    Industry Analysis: Fishing in Somaliland

    March 1, 2013

    The market for fish within Somaliland is expanding. Between 1,000 and 1,500 kilograms of fish are reportedly brought to Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, on a daily basis during high fishing season

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  • Beekeeping in Somalia

    Regional Lessons Learned for Somalia in the Apiculture (Beekeeping) Sector

    March 1, 2013

    The Somali apiculture industry is still very much in its infancy, yet the potential to reap real rewards, is apparent. Today, though there is not much documented evidence on the current practice of beekeeping in Somalia, institutional memory points to the fact that the industry was making reasonable strides, and prospective for growth was high in the early 1980s.

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  • somali banking system

    Somalia Banking: Transfers, Challenges And Opportunities

    January 1, 2013

    This paper is a primer that discusses the challenges and opportunities of Somali banking. A foreign investor interested in Somalia would need answers to the following questions:

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  • Somaliland Fishing Sector

    The Fishing Sector in Somalia/Somaliland

    January 1, 2013

    Fishing is a highly profitable venture throughout the world; the tuna industry alone is worth $6 billion globally. Surveys of Somali waters show that there are significant fish stocks off the coast of Somalia—these waters are in fact considered to be some of the richest fishing grounds in the region.

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  • what is islamic microfinance

    What is Islamic Microfinance?

    December 1, 2012

    Microfinance helps many people in Somalia and across the globe lift themselves out of poverty by providing small loans to those lacking access to traditional financial services or funding opportunities.

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  • wind energy in somalia

    Wind Energy

    October 1, 2012

    Somalia’s and Somaliland’s difficult histories have hampered the development of infrastructure that could support growth and improve lives. The energy sector has been particularly hard hit. In the continuing series of market analyses of potential opportunities, the prospects of wind power generation in Somaliland are reviewed.

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  • Honey Business in Somalia

    A Market Analysis for Honey Production in Somalia

    October 1, 2012

    According to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), while annual worldwide production of honey, propolis, and beeswax continues to increase, demand remains substantially in excess of supply. Furthermore, Sub-Saharan Africa produces only 9.8% of the world’s honey and 23.5%of the world’s beeswax.

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  • Livestock Somalia and Ethiopia Border

    Livestock Trade in the Djibouti, Somali and Ethiopian Borderlands

    September 1, 2010

    In the Somali-populated territories of the Horn, pastoralism and agro-pastoralism are the dominant mode of livelihood. The northern Somali livestock trade involves the annual export of at least $200 million worth of live animals.

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