The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

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Key partners

European Union

Government of Japan

United States Agency for International Development

UN Mission in South Sudan

World Bank

UNOPS has worked in southern Sudan since 2005 and in South Sudan since 2011. In support of the country’s development priorities, UNOPS provides partners with project management and implementation, infrastructure and procurement services in a range of areas – including transport, education, health, community development, social protection and emergency response.

Enabling our partners to make vital infrastructure improvements, UNOPS helps to drive sustainable development, enhance connectivity, provide critical and life-saving services and supplies, and improve peace and security.

UNOPS in Sudan further helps to strengthen the capacity of local institutions and supports the provision of critical social services and community development initiatives in remote and conflict-affected areas in South Sudan – helping to address deepening vulnerabilities and strengthen community capacity to lead in local development efforts.

Key Information

  • UNOPS Impact in South Sudan

    • Improved economic growth and development across the country through the construction and rehabilitation of 500 km of roads, as well as bridges, health centres, universities, primary schools and education training facilities.
    • Improved access to agricultural markets through enhanced infrastructure and the delivery of basic services – and provided income opportunities and temporary employment to more than 35,000 people through public works activities and skills development training – on behalf of the World Bank.
    • Constructed a port on the White Nile to expedite the delivery of humanitarian assistance, including life-saving supplies, and revitalize the movement of people and goods.

  • 11.06M
    Total population

    Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

    Source: (2019)

  • Flag SS Contact Details

    UNOPS South Sudan

    UN House - Juba 3

    Jebel Kujur


    Tel: +211 (0) 91 0000 652


Active projects in the region

Leveraging the White Nile River for improved transport in South Sudan

A feasibility study seeks to inform the development of river transportation in South Sudan, for the efficient delivery of humanitarian aid.

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