Democratic Governance & Stabilisation

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. more

Building stronger democratic societies

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Our Stories

  • Nurse / midwife specialist Odukis in the maternal health clinic, Bentiu State Hospital. © UNDP / Dianne Janes

    Bridging the gap in maternal health care

    A few months ago, the Bentiu Hospital was full to the brim with expectant mothers, but had few fully trained nurses and midwives to assist with the births.more

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  • UN Volunteer Dilip Kumar volunteering with new police recruits to plant trees in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state © UNDP / Dilip Kumar

    Community security through cooperation

    The state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal in South Sudan presents many challenging problems for the newly-formed police force.more

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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