This final report on implementation of the three-year UN Interim Cooperation Framework (ICF) provides a summary of key achievements and challenges faced by the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in 2018 with some background on delivery in 2016 and 2017. It documents the trends in UN support for recovery and resilience over the last three years with improved results and increased donor funding.
It shows how the UNCT has been able to build on the gradual improvement in the situation in many parts of South Sudan despite the overall continued crisis and emergency, and continue to strengthen delivery with substantive results in building resilience and strengthening capacities and institutions.
In 2018, this improvement was not least due to the cooperation with partners within the Partnership for Recovery and Resilience, and the report shows that resilience-based work has been effective in providing support for communities in South Sudan. With further improvements in the country situation, this support will enable them to become less dependent on humanitarian aid and gradually resume normal livelihoods.
This will be important for the many IDPs and refugees who are planning to return. The UNCT has now launched its new UN Cooperation Framework (UNCF) 2019 to 2021 that replaces the ICF and builds on the positive experiences with this. The UNCF seeks to enhance and scale up the resilience-based approach of the ICF, and a significant increase in delivery is already planned for 2019.