Social & Human Development

UNDP is providing technical advice to planning processes, building institutional capacity, and helping to support the development of inclusive economic growth strategies that promote employment, livelihoods and effective delivery of services and reduce inequities and marginalization of the poor and vulnerable groups. UNDP’s support to Social and Human Development in South Sudan focuses on two areas that build critical, basic service delivery systems: - Strengthening health systems and infrastructure while supporting prevention efforts and providing treatment to people with HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis - Supporting the development of a social protection framework including a social cash transfer scheme

Our Goals

The aim of UNDP’s support is to progressively accelerate universal access to basic social services with the aim of building human capabilities and upholding the dignity of all people of South Sudan. As Principle Recipient of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, UNDP has provided support to the Ministry of Health at both the national and state level assisting in Infrastructure development as well as providing technical and coaching support. During 2012, UNDP provided technical support to the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare advising on the development of the Ministry’s Social Protection Policy and advocating for key social protection interventions. A key social protection intervention that can support inclusive growth, are social cash which provide a social safety net and can quickly improve a family’s standard of living while demonstrating the Government’s ability to deliver services to the people. In addition, social cash transfers can contribute to sustained economic growth and human development because the money is spent locally, which regenerates markets and is invested in productive assets like fertilizer or animals. more

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Our Stories

  • Josephine Zinini, one of the patients treated under the UNDP programme in Tambura, Western Equatoria State.

    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. more

Projects and Initiatives

Support to Development of Social Protection Framework

The project will support the preparation of a policy and regulatory framework for social protection schemes; and support the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare to coordinate and build consensus around the design and execution of the social cash transfer programme which is identified as one of the top priority programmes in the SSDP. more

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Social Cash Transfers

The years of war in South Sudan have left much of the population in deep poverty, and the challenge of independence is to make a difference to the lives of the poor.

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