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  • South Sudan one year after independence: Increasing non-oil revenues

    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.

  • State and County Government in action

    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.

  • Supporting Local Government in delivering services to the community

    Since 2006, UNDP South Sudan has been working with local governments to strengthen the institutional and human resource capacities in order to enable them to deliver services to their communities.

  • Supporting Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in South Sudan

    Laura Poni Hatim is a married mother of five children, two boys and three girls. She is a social worker at the Special Protection Unit of the State Ministry of Education, Gender and Social Welfare office in Yambio. Every morning she leaves her children with their grandmother and walks 45 minutes to reach her office where she is completely dedicated to supporting and assisting victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

  • UNDP South Sudan: A year of independence

    Although the challenges facing South Sudan may seem daunting, progress has been made in building government capacity, fostering livelihoods, supporting needed health services, giving communities a voice and promoting the rule of law.

  • UNDP tax collection specialist scores tangible changes in South Sudan

    In February 2011, Western Equatoria State established a State Revenue Authority (WESRA), to administer the collection of taxes, as well as customs and excise duties. WESRA marked the beginning of a remarkable process of organisational development, which has seen a transformation of the state government's capacity to collect and manage revenue. Until WESRA was formed, state revenue was virtually zero. In just four months, the State Revenue Authority increased state revenue to approximately US$ 850,000.

  • “Made in South Sudan” Honey Highlights Economic Potential and Challenges for Local Enterprises
    Aug 4, 2017

    "The ‘Made in South Sudan’ exhibition was a welcome, much-needed event for us. We were so happy for this opportunity for South Sudanese entrepreneurs to showcase their products."

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