Project profile — Contribution to the Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Reconciliation, Stabilization, Resilience


UNDP Multi Donor Trust Fund office (-3)
2021-03-03 - 2022-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• South Sudan (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

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


This project is Canada’s contribution to the Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Reconciliation, Stabilization, Resilience (RSRTF) in South Sudan. The RSRTF ensures conflict drivers are addressed through highly contextualized, conflict-sensitive, integrated, multi-year resilience and stabilization programming in volatile areas of the country. The RSRTF aims to foster and incentivize consortium programming across the Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus to deliver area-based programing rooted in locally-led analysis and program design. Peace and Stabilization Operations Program funding supports new area-based programming between 2021 and 2023, including support to existing area-based programs in Unity, Warrap, Western Bahr El Ghazal, Jonglei states and the Greater Pibor Administrative Area. Canada’s contribution supports a small grant window to provide flexible funding for short-term projects to respond to emerging windows of opportunities that promote peacebuilding, stabilization and resilience efforts that may fall outside the planned area-based programs.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) communities have effective mechanisms in place that meaningfully include women and youth to resolve conflicts peacefully; (2) justice sector actors deliver justice more effectively, even in areas with previously limited or no judicial infrastructure; (3) empowered communities, including women, youth and disadvantaged groups, increased their ability to meaningfully participate in local and broader political, peace and security processes; and (4) strengthened community resilience through increased economic opportunities and sustainable livelihoods. All projects supported by the RSRTF contribute to decreasing violence at the community and local level experienced by individuals, particularly children and women.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of May 2022 include: (1) the Sudan Reconciliation, Stabilization, and Resilience Trust Fund (RSRTF) launched its fourth Area Based Program. This is to provide Locally-Driven Solutions for Social Cohesion and Promoting Early Recovery in the Country’s Former Breadbasket. The RSRTF allocated US$10.3 million to the International Organization for Migration (IOM)-led consortium to implement this project in the southern part of Central Equatoria State; (2) more than 20% decrease in the number of violent incidents and related civilian casualties in the targeted area; (3) increased by 62%, up from 58% of men in the target communities who demonstrated a supportive attitude to women’s inclusion in political, social, and security processes in communities located in Jonglei State; (4) investigated and prosecuted 68 reported cases, including serious human rights violations such as sexual and gender-based violence, that received a judgment in the formal justice system in target areas, up from four; and (5) the overall progress towards achieving greater peace and stability within the target areas through area-based programming is indicated through the increased number of displaced individuals who are voluntarily returned or relocated to areas targeted within this project. In Koch county, 4,593 returnees (Sep 2021) returned during the reporting period, up from 1,717 returnees (2019); in Western Bahr el Ghazal/Warrap State 16,469 returnees (Sep 2021) returned up from 19,078 returnees (2020) and in Jonglei State/Greater Pibor Administrative Area: 42,460 returnees (Sep 2021) returned up from 13,155 returnees (2020).

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
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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