Project profile — Building Resilience Through Safety Nets in South Sudan


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2019-11-12 - 2024-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• South Sudan (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (5.00%)
• Banking And Financial Services: Education/training in banking and financial services (24081) (5.00%)
• Agricultural water resources:
Agricultural water resources (31140) (5.00%)
Agricultural inputs (31150) (5.00%)
Agricultural extension (31166) (15.00%)
Plant and post-harvest protection and pest control (31192) (5.00%)
• Developmental Food Aid/Food Security Assistance: Food aid/food security programs (52010) (60.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (significant objective)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to meet the immediate food needs of vulnerable people in South Sudan, while promoting longer-term food security through community projects that increase food production. Project activities include: (1) providing cash or food assistance to households in exchange for work on community projects such as vegetable gardens, irrigation canals and ponds; (2) supplying agricultural tools such as improved seeds, watering cans and wheelbarrows; (3) providing training to participants on climate-smart agriculture, crop diversification, and reduction of post-harvest losses; and (4) developing women’s capacity in financial literacy and numeracy. This project works to target vulnerable households, including many that are women-headed, have family members with disabilities or who are chronically ill, or include acutely malnourished children.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) reduced short-term food gaps of women, households and communities; (2) enhanced capacities of women, households and communities to adapt to climate shocks and stressors; (3) women and girls have increased power in decision-making regarding food security and nutrition in households, communities and societies; and (4) affected populations are able to hold the World Food Programme and partners accountable for meeting their hunger needs in a manner that reflects their views and preferences.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $4,100,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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