Head of DFID South Sudan
We work in South Sudan to help improve stability and reduce extreme poverty.
Following the referendum in January 2011, South Sudan became an independent country on 9 July 2011.
Decades of war have already left South Sudan with a legacy of chronic poverty, inequality, very few roads or other infrastructure, and continuing insecurity. The new country will face significant challenges in securing a stable, peaceful and prosperous future.
UK aid programmes aim to improve stability and reduce extreme poverty.
DFID funds many organisations who are working to end poverty through open competition. Find out more about how our funding schemes work and the application processes.
For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in South Sudan, see the DFID South Sudan operational plan 2013. See also our Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector.
DFID South Sudan
Thom Ping, Juba