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.