The Oil for Development programme in South Sudan
South Sudan gained its independence as a sovereign state in 2011. The country’s petroleum resources account for more than 90 per cent of the total state revenues.
In July 2016, when conflict once again erupted in Juba, activities were put on hold, and a new phase of institutional collaboration has been postponed indefinitely.
Further OfD support to South Sudanese authorities is contingent on political commitment to implementing the peace agreement and progress towards resolving the military conflict in the country. Thus, OfD support to South Sudan in 2017 was mainly channelled through IMF and civil society organisations.