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A Milestone in Public Financial Management

Planning 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 othmore

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Fighting HIV/AIDS through awareness and treatment

Virginia 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 improvemore

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 Physimore

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Living with hope: Collaborative treatment for HIV and TB

For people living with HIV, the risk of tuberculosis (TB) compounds the challenges they face. Between 10 to 20 percent of people living with HIV in South Sudan also have TB. Both illnesses are heavily stigmatized, and those affected are often reluctant to seek treatment, even where health services amore

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Raising Awareness, Decreasing Stigma

  During her last pregnancy, Alice[1] 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 childmore

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South Sudan: One year after independence

Over the past two years, 5 states in South Sudan with support from UNDP, have set up functioning state revenue authorities with the capacity to collect, plan, monitor and report revenue, in an effort to put in place a more effective and efficient tax system to boost non-oil revenue.  As a resulmore

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State and County Government in action

Over 100 participants representing all tens states, including Ministers of Finance, Directors General of Local Government representing the counties, state Directors of Planning, Budgeting and Accounts as well as Inspectors of Planning and Budgeting met for the annual four-day ‘State Budget Conferencmore

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. This support included: 1)      Policy support through developing legal framewomore

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UNDP South Sudan: A year of Independence

  UNDP’s programme over the last year has supported the development priorities that were detailed in the South Sudan Development Plan in the areas of governance, economic growth, social and human development, conflict prevention and security as well as rule of law.  Although the challengesmore

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Tax specialist delivers "real change" 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 governmmore

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