This UNDP 2012 Annual Report on South Sudan focuses on the role played by the UNDP
in solving the economic problems of a countrybleeding from the wounds of a 5-decade long Civil War and separation from the mother state. It traces the UNDP’s role in the Comprehensive Peace Treatyand the South Sudan Referendum to work with the Governmentonupliftment and empowerment in South Sudan at all levels of polic ieslikestatebuilding, public finance, growth of ministries and skill development a nd services in the health sector. The January 2012shutdown of oil exports affected th e economy which largely depended on it for income. The UND thushelped in reduc ing th e dependency on oil exports. Food security, addressing local grievances also formed part of the socio economic development. The report elaborates on the Action Plan and Outcomes of these efforts over the 10 states of South Sudan. Theses outcomes include establishingaccountability, development planning and financial administration, increas ein income and supply, eradicati on of food insecurity, inclusive growth, development of tradeand most importantly controlling the money spent on arms instead using it towards successful community projects and reintegration. The report highlights how South Sudan in its Recovery program has directed funds towards infrastructural development in the health and maternity sector. Although it wa s a new economy , the count ry made tremendous progress within a year of its independencemaking optimal use of the allocated budget [TM2]
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by decentralization measures like harmonizing fiscal deficit, accountability mechanisms and creating criteria for equitable distribution of r esources . In spite of thes e development measures, there was a drop in the GDP by -55%. Although its neighbor ing countrieslike Kenya and Uganda too faced conflict s during this period, their inflation rates were much lower than that of South Sudan. [TM4]
[TM1]Well written synopsis. I’ve formatted it for you. Let me know if the format specifications Aggie has asked for are different from this: Times New Roman, 11, 1.5’ line spacing, Justified.
[TM2]Don’t know if this last part about UNDP support is necessary, but it sounds conclusive since the report is an Annual UNDP report on the country.
[TM3]I think Aggie prefers citations in brackets to footnotes. Did he say okay to this? Shouldn’t be a big deal but no harm in taking precautions.
[TM4]I changed this last part by moving your words and lines around, just to make it sound conclusive and end on a positive note.