The Democratic Governance and Stabilisation Programme supports South Sudan as it builds democratic institutions and establishes sustainable, accountable and transparent governance and rule of law systems. UNDP has committed significant human, technical and financial resources to improving the performance of government institutions and processes. State-building is at the heart of UNDP’s commitment to South Sudan.

Our Goals

A key statebuilding strategy employed by UNDP has been supporting the government to identify its core functions. These core functions include ramped-up support to key areas such as rule of law, public finance management, public administration and the management of natural resources. UNDP’s rule of law portfolio aims to facilitate a more predictable, accountable and effective rule of law response in a fragile context that is prone to recurrent insecurity and localized conflict. UNDP provides multi-faceted support to rule of law institutions, including the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Interior (police and prisons), the Judiciary of South Sudan and the Local Government Board. UNDP supports research and discussion on customary law at the community level.

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Governor of Aweil State His Excellency Ronald Ruai Deng, UNDP Acting Country Director Jean-Luc Stalon, and Mayor of Aweil Town Mr. Simon Tong Deng
Governor of Aweil State His Excellency Ronald Ruai Deng, UNDP Acting Country Director Jean-Luc Stalon, and Mayor of Aweil Town Mr. Simon Tong Deng take a tour of the Aweil Town market on Wednesday August 17, 2016. Photo: UNDP
UNDP to Reinforce Stabilization and Recovery Efforts in Aweil State

Aweil State has been confronted by a massive humanitarian crisis characterized by severe hunger and poverty, making a large number of the population dependent on humanitarian assistance. The purpose of UNDP's visit aimed at exploring how humanitarian assistance could be complemented by recovery and stabilization through reinvigorating the local economy and strengthening local government capacity for service delivery. more 

Leader of a women’s group demands accountability for human rights violations.
UNDP Supports Transitional Justice Dialogue in Bentiu

Bentiu was one of the areas most affected by the conflict. The dialogue was attended by more than 72 participants (34 female, 38 male) ranging from women leaders, traditional authorities, representatives from the State Legislative Assembly, youth groups and the church. The three-day dialogue was supported by UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law project in collaboration with the UNMISS Human Rights and UNMISS Civil Affairs Division.more 

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Our Projects

  • UNDP South Sudan seeks to implement a 2-year capacity development programmed with the South Sudan Anti Corruption Commission (SSACC) and the National Audit Chamber. more 

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