Assessing the State of Service Delivery in South Sudan

Date: 10 December 2015

Location: 2:00p.m - 5:30p.m, Gudele Hall, Juba Grand Hotel

Organizer: The Sudd Institute & UNDP


As South Sudan expects to kick off the implementation of the recently signed peace agreement, there are a number of issues on the transitional period agenda.  One of these critical matters is service delivery, a sector that has really struggled to get its fair share of resources, thanks to the existence of many competing priorities. Certainly, the importance of the delivery of services in governance cannot be overstated as their provisions to the citizenry lend more credibility and legitimacy to the state.


To discuss the need to immediately strengthen the provision of services to the citizens both by the government and its partners, The Sudd Institute in conjunction with UNDP is sponsoring a public lecture. This lecture uses household survey and census data to examine the relationship between child health and per capita health spending in South Sudan. It suggests that Improved governance and establishment of transparent and accountable institutions might help public health investment to be more effective in the country. Finally, it concludes that foreign aid should be structured to meet both state-building and service delivery responsibilities in the immediate post-conflict period.



Dr. Augustino Ting Mayai, Senior Policy Analyst, The Sudd Institute



Hon. Dr. Riek Gai Kok, National Minister of Health


Hon. Kornelio Mawien Dhor, Acting Chairperson, Committee of Health and HIV& AIDS


Prof. Peter Adwok, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Upper Nile



Prof. Mohamed Boy, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Juba 


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