The United Nations Country Team Core Contribution to Recovery and Resilience in SouthSudan
The Core Contribution: A critical component of the UNCF
The Contribution supports the peace process and will facilitate South Sudan’s transition to recovery and long-term
development. These Contribution initiatives – anchored in the three-year United Nations Cooperation Framework
(UNCF) (2019–2021) and complemented by the Humanitarian Response Plan (2019) – represent a snapshot of
current UNCT efforts.
They are sequenced to create results, considering both development and humanitarian
objectives. The flagship initiatives contribute to the strategic outcomes of the National Development Strategy as
well as priority Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These activities are also fully in line with the objectives
of the reform of the United Nations Development System, which calls for the strengthening of the operational
efficiency of United Nations country teams.
Together, the Contribution’s flagship initiatives are valued at US$366 million. The initiatives make up a critical
part of the three-year UNCF, which has a budget of US$650 million. Funding of United Nations recovery and
resilience activities has increased significantly in the last few years with the improved country context. In 2018,
UNCT members delivered US$172 million, which was 8 per cent more than in 2017. For 2019, the UNCT expects to
increase its total delivery to US$272 million under the UNCF.
The current UNCF was developed through extensive consultation and was signed by the UNCT and the
Government of South Sudan in December 2018. The UNCF’s strategic focus centres on four priority areas:The current UNCF was developed through extensive consultation and was signed by the UNCT and the Government of South Sudan in December 2018. The UNCF’s strategic focus centres on four priority areas:
i) Building peace and strengthening governance;
ii) Improving food security and recovering local economies;
iii) Strengthening social services; and
iv) Empowering women and youth
All of these are represented in this Contribution. The total scope of the UNCF consists of a broad range of forwardlooking
programmes, which are implemented by the 18 United Nations entities of the UNCT in collaboration with
government counterparts at the national and state levels.