South Sudan - Institutional Support Project to Public Finance Management and Aid Coordination (PFAID)

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Dec 2012
Signature Date 07 May 2013
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Finance
DAC Sector Code 24030
Commitment U.A 4,800,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Institutional Support to Public Financial Management and Aid Coordination (PFAID) Project was initiated because of the need to build, with regard to Public Financial Management (PFM) capacities, all policies, systems, institutional arrangements and staffing following South Sudan's independence of independence on 09 July 2011. This project aims to strengthen and complement the other operations supported by the African Development Bank such as the Institutional Capacity Building for Poverty Alleviation and Good Governance Project (ICBPRGGP), ongoing, and support to the University of Juba provided under the Governance Trust Fund. In addition, the PFAID will complement the current support provided by development partners for capacity building. The total estimated cost of the project, net of taxes and customs duties, is UA 4,800 million or about US $ 7.612 million. It has four (4) mutually reinforcing components: (i) institutional capacity building and accountability in public financial management; (ii) improved coordination and aid effectiveness; (iii) strengthening of domestic revenue mobilization, and (iv) capacity building in project management.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project is to support South Sudan's recovery and development efforts through the effective implementation of the South Sudan Development Plan (SSDP) 2011-13. The specific objectives of the PFAID are: (i) to strengthen and improve transparency and accountability in the use of public resources, through training, skills transfer within the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) and the Ministry of Finance; Finance and Economic Planning (MdFPE); (ii) improve aid coordination, and (iii) enhance the operational efficiency of beneficiary institutions by providing them with regular office equipment, including information and communication technology (ICT) equipment.


This project will benefit the Government and people of South Sudan in a variety of ways. First, it will greatly help to strengthen weak human and institutional capacity in the public sector financial management system. Secondly, it will contribute to the promotion of good economic governance and the fight against extreme poverty. Third, it will help improve service delivery in the country through efficiency gains in Public Financial Management (PFM). Finally, it should translate into increased non-oil revenues, generating additional resources that the country needs so much to finance its development program.

Participating Organization

Fragile States Facility
Ministère des Finances et de la Planification économique (MdFPE)


IATI identifier 46002-P-SS-HA0-001
Last Update 05 Oct 2022


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Geographic Location

Country South Sudan
Coordinates Location Name
4.85165 31.5825 Juba