UNDP South Sudan

About us

UNDP in South Sudan

Who we are
UNDP has been working in South Sudan for over 30 years.  With the formation of the independent Republic of South Sudan in July 2011, UNDP established a Country Office and has staff working all over the country to help build government institutions. UNDP has maintained its presence in South Sudan despite significant challenges in the operating environment by adopting a flexible approach to its work with the Government of South Sudan.

Since the conclusion of the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in August 2015, UNDP aims to work in partnership with the Transitional Government of National Unity, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, community-based organizations, multilateral aid agencies, bilateral donors, academia, media and the private sector.

The overarching aim of UNDP is to support the progress towards peace and reconciliation, early recovery and governance, and towards the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

What we do

UNDP’s goal is to help creating more resilient communities and reinvigorated local economies; strengthening peace and governance; and empowering women and girls. UNDP South Sudan aims to do this by supporting the Government to manage public finances in an environment of respect for the rule of law, with an accountable government to deliver inclusive economic growth.

12 576

Population (000, 2017)

658 841

Surface area (km2)

0.418

Human Development Index (2016)

0.551

Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

1067

GDP per capita ($, 2017)

56.1

Life expectancy at birth (years)

4.9

Expected years of schooling (years)

42.7

Population living below income poverty line, PPP $1.90 a day (%)

1.1

Public health expenditure (% of GDP)

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