Investing in Human Capital: Putting our Money Behind Our Words
Author: Juliana Bol
Organization: The Sudd Institute
Type: Policy Briefs
This analysis illustrates the Government of South Sudan’s (GoSS) investment in basic services, especially health. It assesses planned government spending as a barometer of national priorities, focusing on the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The focus is on social accountability or justice—the need to ensure that South Sudanese have access to basic needs, including food, good health, and education. In doing so, the review does not touch on actual disbursements or expenditure, the planning, and implementation of projects or financial accountability. Our main findings from budget appraisals indicate limited investments in health per preplanned priorities, suggesting increased health spending for improved health outcomes in South Sudan.
Juliana Bol has worked in the health sector in South Sudan for the past 5 years. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health, International Health (DrPH) at Johns Hopkins University.