Fragile States Programmes 


Donor fund management – the Capacity Building Trust Fund (CBTF)

The CBTF was established at the closing stages of the long-running civil war in Sudan with the objective of supporting the transition of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement into the Government of South Sudan. Its primary role was to develop the institutional and personnel capacity requirements within the country to ensure the functional competence of core government bodies. Between 2005 and 2010, KPMG performed the role of the Financial Management Unit tasked with helping government bodies to identify and articulate their development goals for transformation. These were then translated into support and development plans to provide cohesive and complementary institution building for the emerging government.


Private Sector Development – the Post Conflict Window of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF)

The AECF recently launched a Post Conflict Window, funded by Sida, to identify and finance private agribusiness companies in Somalia, South Sudan, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Attracting and developing projects in areas with very limited capacity and unstable political climates is a key challenge here. But by offering grants to companies that combine commercial viability with development impact, AECF funding is expected to catalyze market systems toward pro-poor development.


Fiduciary Risk and Capacity Assessment - Donor-funded, Somalia-based NGOs


KPMG has carried out a number of organisational reviews of the implementing partners for both international donor agencies and large NGOs. The primary objective of these studies is to identify institutional risks for the management and delivery of the objectives of the funding agency. Through our office in Somaliland, we are able to offer this service across South Central Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland, delivered through experts operating according to international best practice with support from Somali-speaking professionals.


“In the AECF, we have found a partner whose value transcends funding. The improved rigour of our business planning, monitoring and evaluation processes, the strategic insights we’ve gained from AECF’s experience in other countries, and new business development opportunities from introductions to other beneficiaries – these have all contributed significantly towards helping us achieve the impact we believe Splash is capable of in Sierra Leone and beyond.” - Daniel Osei-Antwi, Managing Director, Splash Mobile Money, Sierra Leone