South Sudan

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Supporting Safe Sanitation and Preventing Gender-Based Violence in South Sudan

South Sudan has long had some of the world’s lowest development and health indicators. Less than 30 percent of South Sudanese primary school-aged children are actually in school. Maternal mortality rates are the fifth highest in the world, at 789 deaths per 100,000 live births. Then in 2013, civil war broke out, making the environment for development that much more difficult.

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Sudan Infrastructure Services Project

The Sudan Infrastructure Services Project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was initiated in 2007 to provide critical public infrastructure and capacity building activities in support of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the economic development of South Sudan. USAID engaged Louis Berger, as its implementing partner, to work in collaboration with the Government of South Sudan to address a full range of physical and institutional needs.

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Integrated Emergency WASH Response and Gender Based Violence

Integrated Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Response and Prevention of Gender Based Violence (GBV) with United Nations Children's Fund, International Organization for Migration. In South Sudan, USAID supports a flagship integrated WASH/GBV project. Its three strategies are:

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Integrated Service Delivery Project

ISDP aims to provide support for creating sustainable, strong health care facilities in Ezo, and Yambio counties that will improve quality of services and access, especially for women and children.

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Viable Support to Transition and Stability

Building on over 10 years of SWIFT II and III experience in Sudan and now South Sudan, AECOM provides the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with a fast and flexible mechanism for responding to the complex and fluid political situation in South Sudan. VISTAS’ goal is to mitigate the further spread of communal violence and rising tensions in critical areas where local level conflict may have national implications.

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USAID/DFID Health Pool Fund

The South Sudan Health Pooled Fund provides hundreds of thousands of citizens, especially women and children, with quality healthcare, delivering services across 80% of South Sudan.

They lead a consortium working with the government to strengthen its capacity to deliver health services on its own, with funding from DFID, USAID, the EU, Canada and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

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Sustainable Water and Sanitation for Africa – South Sudan

The Corporate Plan was developed with support from USAID through its Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) project. The SUWASA project is part of the policy reform process that is aimed at strengthening SSUWC’s institutional framework and improving the sustainability and quality of urban water supply services in South Sudan. The objective is to help SSUWC achieve commercial viability.

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Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa

The Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) program was designed to improve access to safe, reliable, affordable, and sustainable water and sanitation services for unserved and underserved urban populations in sub-Sahara Africa. The program fostered urban water sector reforms to solve policy, institutional, regulatory, financial, and operational challenges that hindered the effective delivery of sustainable water and sanitation services for urban residents in nine African nations.

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Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) – Final Report

The Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) program was implemented from 2005–2009 to improve access to safe, reliable, affordable, and sustainable water and sanitation services for unserved and underserved urban populations in sub-Sahara Africa. The program fostered urban water sector reforms to solve policy, institutional, regulatory, financial, and operational challenges that hindered the effective delivery of sustainable water and sanitation services for urban residents in nine African nations.