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New market rakes in more profit for women in South Sudan

Grace Poni, a 42 year-old mother of 10, no longer has to shell out precious cash to transport her farm produce to market. These days, she and 100 other women sell their goods directly at a newly constructed market right in their hometown of Nyai-Wudabi in South Sudan's Central Equatoria State. Nyai more

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Paralegals bring justice to South Sudan

Alice Adye witnessed how breakdowns within State institutions, including police as well as statutory and customary courts, undermined and victimized women in rural areas of her community.  After participating in paralegal training, Alice formed the Women Empowerment for Prosperity (WEP), a comm more

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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 child more

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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 more

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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 resul more

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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 Conferenc more

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Strengthening the Health System, Delivering results

“This laboratory will help us streamline care, identify illnesses and help doctors treat our patients” explained Honourable Jehan Mechek Deng, Minister of Health at the opening of the laboratory at the Bor State Hospital in May 2013. The laboratory is one of seven that built throughout South Sudan w more

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 framewo more

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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 challenges more

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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 governm more