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a better Somalia

About Heritage Institute

Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit policy research and analysis institute based in Mogadishu, Somalia.


Reports are substantive research papers with academic quality

Policy Briefs

Policy briefs provide evidence-based tools and solutions on a range of issues impacting the country


Commentaries are short notes designed to offer quick options to policymakers

“Somali Women’s Civic Engagement: Past, Present and Future” A GENSOM Project Documentary Film

“Somali women’s Civic Engagement: Past, Present and Future” features extraordinary interviews with key female politicians, civil society actors, and artists from across the Somali region today.

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