Support to Development of Social Protection Framework

Programme Description

With the declaration of Independence, the Republic of South Sudan faces immediate development challenges impacting on social and human development. Wide spread displacement of people, food insecurity, poverty, and limited economic opportunities further create high levels of vulnerability and social and economic exclusion.  In recognition of this, the South Sudan Development Plan (SSDP) 2011-2013 includes the formulation of a social protection policy framework and programmes that reduce risk and vulnerability for the most vulnerable groups, particularly women, children and the youth.

UNDP is working in close collaboration with UNICEF, the World Bank and DFID to enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare and other institutions to explore the possible options in the design and execution of a social cash transfer scheme in South Sudan. This project is designed to support the Government’s efforts to design and implement a social protection framework and social cash transfer programme that can spread the dividends of peace to benefit the poor.

To achieve this objective the project will focus on two outputs

Output 1: Support the preparation of a policy and regulatory framework for social protection schemes; and

Output 2: support the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare to coordinate and build consensus around the design and execution of the social cash transfer programme which is identified as one of the top priority programmes in the SSDP.



Project Overview
Project Name
Support to Development of Social Protection Framework
Status
Active
Project start date
1 January 2012
Project end date
31 December 2012
Geographic coverage
National
UNDAF Outcome
Outcome 3: Key service delivery systems are in place
Focal Point
Mandisa Mashologu
Team Leader
Poverty Reduction & MDGs Unit
mandisa.mashologu@undp.org
Partners
Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare
Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning
Donors
N/A
Budget 2012
USD 712,320.00