With the ongoing conflict, most of South Sudan's population live in abject poverty, face hunger and threat of violence and lack basic public services. As government funding to social sectors has declined, the INFF process will aim to strengthen the capacity of Revenue Authorities to increase tax revenue by 15 percent in three target states where UNDP has been providing support since 2016. The support is planned to be replicated and extended to seven other states following the successful conclusion of the INFF. The main objective will be building the capacity of public financial management institutions at both national and state levels to ensure effective and efficient public fund allocations to deliver essential services to vulnerable populations, including children and women.
The INFF approach is innovative as it seeks to strengthen both the supply (revenue) and demand (expenditure) sides of public financial management. The INFF, therefore, aims to tackle funding challenges in a more holistic manner than previous silo-based interventions. The INFF will further enhance coordination between development partners and the government and capture the support of partners in the implementation of the National Development Strategy (NDS). Other activities include investing in evidence-based decision making, increasing public financial management transparency and supporting subnational municipal development agencies to develop, finance, and implement NDS- and SGD-aligned plans and strategies.
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