Support to Public Administration

Programme Description

In line with the South Sudan Development Plan (SSDP) and the annexed Mid-Term Capacity Development Strategy, this project will support the Government of South Sudan in building national capacity to manage public sector reform and to strengthen civil service. It will address all levels of capacity: the legal, regulatory, institutional (enabling environment/institutional level); work procedures and operational arrangements (organizational level); skills development (individual level).

The programme focuses, among other things, on:

  • Supporting the implementation of capacity mentoring initiatives (e.g. IGAD and AU) as well as a Diaspora desk and placements.
  • Supporting the civil service strengthening in line with MTCDS, with focus on the states and counties.
  • Supporting the broader civil service reform processes, including performance management, personnel management, etc.
  • Supporting the effective coordination mechanisms between civil service strengthening and wider public sector reforms and capacity development processes.


Output 1: Comprehensive Public Sector Reform Strategy developed and implementation of Medium Term Capacity Development Strategy (MTCDS) supported;

Output 2: Development and deployment of civil service skills through IGAD and AU Initiatives;

Output 3: Diaspora Desk in the MOLPS & HRD strengthened

Project Overview
Project Name
Support to Democracy Public Administration
Project start date
1 January 2012
Project end date
31 December 2013
Geographic coverage
UNDAF Outcome
Outcome 1: Core governance and civil service functions are established and operational
Focal Point
Lealem Berhanu Dinku
Team Leader, a.i
Democratic Governance
The Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development
The Civil Service Commission
The Public Sector Reforms Commission (under Office of the President)
The Government of Norway
Budget (2012)
USD 6, 785, 179