The study aims to provide country level evidence on the approaches used by donors in risk assessment and management. The study is based on interviews carried out in Juba during the week of 15 April 2013 and subsequent discussions by email and telephone. The interviews were mainly directed at multilateral and bilateral donor agencies, but also included discussions with NGOs.
This case study is divided into two parts. The first part discusses broad donor responses to risk in South Sudan. This includes a profile of main types of risk confronting donors in South Sudan, analysis of how donors have responded to these risks in their programming, and explanations of their responses to risk. The second part discusses practical approaches to risk management observed in South Sudan. Five approaches are highlighted in this case study including: (1) improved analysis and response to contextual risks, (2) finding synergies between development, humanitarian and peacekeeping work, (3) managing risks associated with working through country systems, (4) improving donor coordination through the use of pooled funds, and (5) managing relationships with implementing partners.
Williams, G. Donor Approaches to Risk in Fragile and Conflict Affected States. Case Study: Republic of South Sudan. The Policy Practice Limited, Brighton, UK (2013) 17 pp.