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 South 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.

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    Maternal mortality ratio
    Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births)

    Maternal mortality ratio is the number of women who die from pregnancy-related causes while pregnant or within 42 days of pregnancy termination per 100,000 live births. The data are estimated with a regression model using information on the proportion of maternal deaths among non-AIDS deaths in women ages 15-49, fertility, birth attendants, and GDP.

    Source: (2017)

    Current health expenditure
    Current health expenditure (% of GDP)

    Level of current health expenditure expressed as a percentage of GDP. Estimates of current health expenditures include healthcare goods and services consumed during each year. This indicator does not include capital health expenditures such as buildings, machinery, IT and stocks of vaccines for emergency or outbreaks.

    Source: (2020)

    Primary school enrollment
    School enrollment, primary (% net)

    Net enrollment rate is the ratio of children of official school age who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.

    Source: (2016, 2018)

    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: (2022)

  • 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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