Strengthened National and Subnational Public Financial Management (PFM) mechanisms in South Sudan for Increased Budget Allocations To Social Service Sector
With the ongoing conflict, most of South Sudan's population live in abject poverty, face hunger and threat of violence, and lack basic public services. As the government funding to social sectors has declined, the Joint Programme (JP) will aim to strengthen the capacity of Revenue Authoritities to increase tax revenue by 15% in three target states where UNDP has been providing support since 2016. The support is planned to be replicated and extended to seven other states following the successful conclusion of the JP. Building the capacity of the PFM institutions at both national and state levels will be the main agenda in order to ensure effective and efficient public fund allocations to deliver essential services to the most in need, including children and women.
The JP approach is innovative as it seeks to strengthen both the supply (revenue) and demand (expenditure) sides of PFM. It, therefore, aims to tackle funding challenges in a more holistic manner than previous silo-based interventions. The programme will further enhance coordination between development partners and the government, and capture the support of partners in INFF, National Development Strategy (NDS) and more which were previously not been included to date. Other activities include investing in evidence-based decision making and increasing PFM transparency, and supporting subnational municipal development agencies to develop, finance, and implement NDS and SGD-aligned plans and strategies.
Ministry of Finance and Planning