The World Bank on Wednesday reached an agreement with the transitional unity government to
extend funding for the community resilience project worth 110 million U.S dollars until 2027.
Firas Raad, the Country Manager for the World Bank, said the second phase of the community
resilience project will focus more on conflict-affected states such as Upper Nile, Ruweng
Administrative Area and Western Bhar El Gazal in the next five years.
“The World Bank is exerting efforts in the following thematic areas, supporting the government
to lay the groundwork for institution building, continue support for basic services delivery,
promoting resilience and livelihood opportunities, especially at the community level and
improving social inclusion for gender and youth in particular,” Raad told journalists in Juba.
He added that the project aims to address major challenges facing South Sudan such as climate
risks through collaboration with local communities.
The project will be implemented by the ministry of finance and planning, local governments and
the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Agak Achuil Lual, the Minister of Finance and Planning, said that the project will help improve
access to basic services, build institutional capacity and also improve disaster risk management
at national and sub-national levels.
The project will particularly be implemented in 10 counties including Maban, and Baliet in Upper
Nile state, Ruweng Administrative Area and Raja in Western Bahr El Ghazal state.