Somalia’s Abdullahi on the challenges of re-integration with the international system

The Central Bank of Somalia governor speaks about capacity building, reintroducing the shilling, securing donor support and climate change

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Abdirahman Abdullahi accepts the 2023 Central Banking award for Payments and market infrastructure development
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You want to improve the recognition of the Central Bank of Somalia. What does that mean practically?

We’re doing lots of reforms, for example, related to payments and markets infrastructure. This is helping us get the message across to the international financial system that Somalia is reforming itself. The Central Banking [Payments and market infrastructure development] award is a testimony to the work we’re putting in.

We’re not where we were five years ago, even two years ago. I want

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