History of the Joint Donor Team (JDT)
The Joint Donor Team was established in 2006, by the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, later joined by Denmark and Canada. The staff of the Joint Donor Team represents all six countries and reports to a Strategic Management Board (SMB) consisting of heads of the respective agencies in South Sudan. The six Governments of Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom established the JDT to strengthen their development efforts in South Sudan.
The mission of the Joint Donor Partnership is to promote policies in support of sustainable peace, poverty reduction and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals in South Sudan.
The main tasks of the Joint Donor Team are to oversee the use of the multi-donor funds to which the Joint Donor Partners have contributed (in particular the Multi Donor Trust Fund administered by the World Bank and the Capacity Building Trust Fund administered by the Joint Donor Team) and to provide technical advice and analysis to the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (RSS) and the Joint Donor Partnership on key development issues. The Joint Donor Team reports to the partnership on public financial management, capacity building requirements, accountability and anti-corruption measures as well as on basic services delivery.
Areas of work
The JDT supports the Republic of South Sudan in the following areas in 2012:
- Economic Analysis
|- Civil Society Capacity Building
- Health Analysis
|- Water Sanitation
- Pooled Fund Oversight
- Rule of Law
How we work
The JDT works in close collaboration with RSS. The JDT is the technical secretariat for the Capacity Building Trust Fund which supports public sector capacity building.
The Joint Donor Team is working closely with other development partners to ensure a coordinated approach, in particular:
- Civil Society Partners
- The United Nations
- The World Bank
- The European Union
- NGO partners