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 aims to strengthen the capacity of Revenue Authorities to increase tax revenue in target states with the goal of extending to all other states. It also aims to build the capacity of public financial management institutions at both national and state levels to ensure effective and efficient allocation of public funds to deliver essential services to vulnerable populations, including children and women.
The INFF 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). 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 are also planned.