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  • Improving SGBV Response in Yambio Through IGAD Civil Service Support
    Dec 15, 2017

    Local efforts are focusing on boosting institutional capacity for victim-centered responses to instances of special protection cases.

  • Improving South Sudanese Health System in Yambio Hospital
    May 3, 2016

    Laketch Teshome wakes up every morning at 7am to go to work in Yambio Hospital, Gbudwe State. Every day, she meets her South Sudanese medical team at the maternity section, or as she calls them, her twins.

  • Justice for Women in South Sudan
    Dec 12, 2016

    Joyce Dawa, from Torit County, suffered violence in her marriage for more than three years. When she was 14, her parents forced her to marry and she had to drop out of school. Joyce’s story is not uncommon in South Sudan. Gender inequalities are particularly salient in the new country.

  • “In order to ensure better service delivery, it is crucial to sensitize our people on their rights, responsibilities and limitations in regards to land administration, as well as clarify and interpret the clauses in the Land Act” stated the Honourable Kuot Mawien Kuot, State Minister of Physical Infrastructure for Warrap State.

  • Lessons Learned by a Young South Sudanese Entrepreneur Woman

    In a country like South Sudan, facing conflict and an unprecedented economic crisis causing the price of goods to increase at an alarming rate, it is not easy to start a new business, neither to achieve profits nor sustain your life. However, the instability has not stopped Martha Abari Bartholomew from being an entrepreneur.

  • Northern Bahr el Ghazal State rule of law forum tackles prison overcrowding
    Nov 30, 2015

    UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project supports rule of law forums in five states. The forums bring together justice officials and members of the different state-level rule of law institutions to improve coordination and collaboration between rule of law institutions so that they can discuss and address challenges that affect the provision of justice services.

  • During her last pregnancy, Alice became ill and visited her local hospital for testing where she found out that she had both HIV and tuberculosis (TB). Her husband had recently died and left her to care for their four young children on her own. While her father took care of the children, Alice received three months of treatment at her local hospital. Today, she is healthier, stronger and energetic.

  • Investing in the Government’s capacity for planning and financial management, oversight and accountability puts in place a strong foundation for long term statebuilding, and now is even more urgent following austerity measures enacted after the nation’s oil shutdown in January 2012, which accounted for 98 percent of its revenue.

  • UNDP supports the ten state governments by deploying financial management, planning and revenue specialists in the state ministries to provide coaching and mentoring support to officials for integration of financial management and revenue collection reforms into state government policies to improve service delivery, reduce poverty and create employment.

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