The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation
The UN, the World Bank the Government of Sudan and the SPLM agreed on a reconstruction and development program for South Sudan, called the Joint Assessment mission (JAM). Subsequent to this JAM process the Government of South Sudan has prepared a Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project for implementation in two phases over a period of about four years.
The project development objective of RWSSP is to increase access to safe water and sanitation facilities in all states throughout Southern Sudan and to build capacity for sustainable management, regulation and expansion of the rural water and sanitation sector.
The money comes from the Multi Donor Trust Fund for South Sudan of which 50% is from the Government of South Sudan and 50% from donors. World Bank is administering MDTF. Only about 25% of the population enjoys access to safe drinking water and about one third of hand pumps are estimated to be broken down. South Sudan is a vast area with very few all weather roads and poor communications. NGOs have been responsible for providing basic services and will do so for the foreseeable future until the GoSS has the capacity to deliver.