In Somalia , the ICT Sector Support Project is helping the federal government to develop an enabling regulatory environment for the telecommunications sector, and support the expansion of efficient and equitable connectivity. The government has now provided 15 government ministries in Mogadishu with modern communication rooms and international connectivity, and is now extending services to ministries in all six Federally Ministered States. After 1800 households participated in the first national demand-side survey on mobile money usage, a pilot mobile money payment platform is enabling the Central Bank of Somalia to offer bulk salary payments to civil servants. The pilot is now expanding to offer cash transfers to drought-affected communities as part of the World Bank’s emergency drought response plan in the Horn of Africa.
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