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VOA News, 28 May 2003
The World Bank is planning a new initiative for Somalia, resuming operations there for the first time since 1991.
The bank said the Somalia project is a joint endeavor with the United Nation's Development Program.
There is no central administration in Somalia, and the nation is largely run by warring ethnic militias.
The new initiative involves collecting data to analyze Somalia's economy, re-establishing a certification system for exporting livestock and support for local HIV/AIDS prevention.
The program's expected budget will be about $3.5 million.