What We Do

UNDP in South Sudan focuses its programmes on: democratic governance and stabilization; human development and inclusive growth; and gender equality and women’s empowerment. UNDP aims to work in partnership with the Transitional Government of National Unity, non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations, community-based organisations, multilateral aid agencies, bilateral donors, academia, media and the private sector, providing policy advice, technical support, advocacy and contributions to strengthen real improvements in the lives of South Sudanese people.

Our Priorities

The aim of UNDP is to support the progress towards peace and reconciliation, early recovery and governance, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are committed to working together with the country authorities and with the citizens towards building the nation’s vision of a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous South Sudan.

There is no development without peace, but neither lasting peace without development.

UNDP is a solution-oriented, knowledge-based development organization, supporting countries to reach their own development objectives and internationally agreed goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals.more

Our Stories

Laketch Teshome, Midwife professional from Ethiopia and a Civil Service Support Officer in Yambio.
Improving South Sudanese Health System in Yambio Hospital

Laketch is a Midwife professional from Ethiopia who, based in Yambio, tries to improve the South Sudanese health system.more 

Yak Lual Ma Awut displays her new diary production equipment in Mingkaman. Photo Credit: UNDP
Supporting Mingkaman in Transition

UNDP, with generous support from the Government of Japan, provided the internally displaced population and host communities of Mingkaman with agricultural tools, fishing kits protective, emergency equipment and supplies and training.more 

New Civil Service Support Officer, Dr. Dagim Leykun, arrives at Juba International Airport.
New team of professionals arrive in South Sudan to help build South Sudanese capacities

Dr. Dagim Leykun is a general surgeon from Ethiopia. He arrived in Juba determined to help South Sudanese doctors improve their performance.more 

National Prisons in South Sudan
An inmate practices woodworking skills at the new Vocational Training Workshops at Juba Central Prison. Photo Credit: UNDP
A proud day for the National Prisons Service of South Sudan

The Vocational Training Workshops at Juba Central Prison were bustling with activity as the newly renovated facilities were launched with enthusiastic support by National Prisons Service of South Sudan on Thursday.more 

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Our Projects

  • Support to Access to Justice and Rule of Law

    The project seeks to consolidate existing UNDP interventions that are delivered discretely to the individual rule of law institutions, and community level interventions into a coherent and holistic project designed to increase the availability, affordability, adaptability and acceptability of justice services in South Sudan.more 

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