A Milestone in Public Financial ManagementPlanning and financial management is a critical core governance function that provides a system to prioritize development needs, allocate resources efficiently and strategize for the future. To strengthen the planning and financial management systems it is necessary to assess fiduciary and other risks associated with the use of public funds so they may be mitigated.
Fighting HIV/AIDS through awareness and treatmentVirginia Kamonji arrived in Rumbek in July as a UN Volunteer to help the Government in fighting HIV and Tuberculosis. With support through the Global Fund to Fight AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), she has been working hard on multiple fronts to raise awareness, reduce stigma and improve access to HIV care and treatment.
Increasing Access to Justice, Fostering the Rule of Law“Our people, if they see this building and receive the services they expect from this institution will feel satisfaction that we are achieving what we fought for, what we promised them to do” stated Honourable Jairo Duot Bior, President of the Bor High Court during the May 2013 handover of the High Court.
Land management supporting sustainable development“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.
Raising Awareness, Decreasing StigmaDuring 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.
Regional civil servants support South Sudan in statebuilding efforts“IGAD has been proclaimed worldwide as a model of South-South cooperation” stated Honourable Angeth Acol De Dut, Undersecretary of Labour, Public Service & Human Resource Development, at the exit workshop for the first 42 Civil Service Support Officers (CSSOs) who completed two years of service in South Sudan.
State and County Government in actionUNDP 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.