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Sudan: International Assistance

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to assist the Government of Southern Sudan to develop the civil service there. (126280)

The UK is playing a lead role in support of civil service development for both the Government of the Southern Sudan (GOSS) and the 10 state governments in the South. We have allocated £2 million of bilateral support to a capacity building programme for GOSS. Its achievements to date include service training for newly recruited officials at different levels in central and state level Government and technical assistance for government accountants. We are also supporting civil service reform through the Multi Donor Trust Fund’s Capacity Building, Institutional and Human Resource Development in Southern Sudan Project, UNDP and the African Development Bank.