Support to Economic Planning

Increasing transparency

 support to economic planning

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.

Achievements

  • Established a Government-wide planning mechanism through the implementation of ten GoSS Budget Sector Working Groups.
  • Provided specialist training for the drafting of 3-year Budget Sector Plans.
  • Developed the GoSS Aid Strategy for donor coordination.
  • Established the quarterly Donor Forum.
  • Instituted systematic donor project appraisal mechanisms.
  • Initiated GoSS expenditure priorities.
  • Shifted the focus from annual sector budgeting to a three-year planning and budgeting cycle to facilitate mid-to-long-term economic planning.
  • Developed the Budget Call Circular and used it to compile the draft 2010 Budget Book.
  • Developed a more equitable formula for inter-governmental fiscal transfers.
  • Secured an agreement on actions to improve and harmonize non-oil revenue collection.
  • Produced the first draft of the GoSS Growth Strategy.
  • Supporting the finalization of the South Sudan Household Budget Survey.
  • Supported the production and dissemination of the first South Sudan Statistical Yearbook.
  • Provided organizational development and recruitment of staff for the Directorate of Economic Planning.
  • Procured an Aid Information Management System and training of MoFEP and Ministry of Regional Cooperation staff.
  • Established and supported more effective Monitoring and Evaluation of Government and Donor Funded Projects

In 2010 the project continued to build on previous years’ achievements by:

  • Supporting and facilitating the high level Southern Sudan Consultations on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding; engagement in the OECD-led International Dialogue in Peacebuilding and State Building and the G7+ meetings; and by contributing extensively to the ground breaking work that resulted in the “GoSS Core Priority Governance Functions: An Action Plan for Rapidly Building Capacity.”
  • Providing advisory support in enhancing statistical data and information on poverty.
  • Launching of the “Poverty in Southern Sudan: Estimates from the 2009 National Household Baseline Survey.”
  • Supporting the development of the Southern Sudan component of the Sudan 2010 MDG Report.
  • Supporting the dialogue process between the three levels of Government (GoSS, state and county) regarding annual budgeting and planning.
  • Supporting a decentralized approach to planning for the 2011 budget process through a GoSS, state and county workshop.

  • Supporting the training, analysis, drafting and finalization of the Budget Sector Plans.
  • Supporting the implementation of the Aid Information Management System (AIMS) whereby the Aid Management Platform (AMP) was set up in the second quarter of 2010 and relevant GoSS staff trained on the system. This system will continue to enhance aid coordination and management with timely data and information of existing donor funded programmes in Southern Sudan.
  • Continuing support to the GoSS/Donor Forums held on a quarterly basis, as well as continued support to the Inter-Ministerial Appraisal Committee.
  • Providing in-house and on-the-job training for staff from the Statistics Centre (SSCCSE). This included technical advisory support and training on best practices for data collection, analysis and dissemination.
  • Supporting the development of the Second Statistical Yearbook (launched in March quarter of 2011).

Donors



Donor name Contributing amount
UNDP 830,000 USD
DFID 730,366 USD
The Netherlands 576,681 USD
Norway 545,302 USD

Delivery by year

Year Total amount delivered
 2011 2,297,352 USD
 2010 1,556,480 USD
 2009 2,143,728 USD
 2008 1,219,000 USD
 2007 731,000 USD
Project Overview
Status:
Active
Project start date:
January 2007
Estimated end date:
December 2012
Geographic coverage
All ten states in South Sudan
Focus area:
Poverty Reduction
MDG:
1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Project officer:
Mandisa Mashologu, Team Leader, Poverty and MDGs Unit mandisa.mashologu@undp.org
Partners:
Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning, Government of South Sudan, Southern Sudan Centre for Census, Statistics and Evaluation
Project Document
Project Document