What We Do

UNDP provides policy advice, technical support, advocacy and contributions to strengthen real improvements in the lives of South Sudanese people. Since the conclusion of the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in August 2015, 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. UNDP’s South Sudan programme is one of UNDP’s largest programmes worldwide. After a presence of nearly 40 years, UNDP has maintained its presence in South Sudan despite significant challenges.More

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). UNDP in South Sudan focuses its programmes on: democratic governance and stabilization; human development and inclusive growth; and gender equality and women’s empowerment. 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.More

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.

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

  • 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

In order for the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) to use its resources effectively to meet the objectives set out in the transitional legal framework, a strong planning and budget framework must be in place to guide resource allocations and expenditures in a transparent manner. more

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