South Sudan Annual Report 2015

01 Oct 2016

The conflict and resulting insecurity negatively impacted programme implementation in 2015. The shift to humanitarian response by donors, continued fighting and insecurity in some parts of the country that inhibited access, and the delayed formation of a transitional government even after signing of the peace agreement in August 2015 are some of the factors that hindered effective programme delivery and resulted in non-achievement of some planned outcomes.

Notwithstanding the above, UNDP's support to the National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation (NPPR) reinforced an indigenous mechanism which supported the implementation of the peace agenda. Policy advisors based in the two principal institutions comprising the NPPR and the Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control (BCSSAC) provided strategic support working with Civil society Organizations (CSOs), youth, women and religuous groups. NPPR has now a membership of 113 CSOs and continues to be a platform for dialogue on peace and reconciliation.

As the managing agent for the South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), UNDP managed a portfolio of NGO implemented activities aimed at providing basic services and livelihoods, community securitu, and social cohesion. UNDP piloted two projects to address the economic needs of 589 direct beneficiaries and 2,995 indirect beneficiaries including through sustainable livelihood skills trainning, emergency employment and provision of start-up kits to help set up small businesses in and around two IDP camps.