The overall objective of the project is to alleviate poverty of vulnerable communities in three main areas; Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria and Western Bahr el Ghazal., targeting IDPs, refugees and host communities during 2020 to 2022.
Given that South Sudan is not a signatory to the 1951 convention, access for PoCs is limited. However, the GoSS legislated 2 key policies for a regulatory framework in 2011 and 2012 to promote refugee protection and enable PoCs access to basic services. Refugees have the right to work however this faces contextual challenges as access can be limited depending on a variety of factors. Most markets are saturated and offer few opportunities with limited supply and low purchasing power. However, the GoSS has allocated significant land to PoCs for agricultural purposes. Additionally, most of the workforce lack marketable skills for wage earning employment due to lack of education and training, prohibiting the economic prosperity of the country.