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CVA in context of high inflation: South Sudan

23 March 2023 — By Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) DCA South Sudan

The civil war that began in 2013 sent South Sudan into an uncontrollable and escalating economic as well as food insecurity crises. The signing of a peace agreement brought relative stability, but inflation rate has remained very high. South Sudan’s economic crisis has been driven by the rapidly depreciating value of the South Sudanese Pound (SSP), shortages of hard currency, and the significant dependence on imports. Food insecurity remains alarmingly high in South Sudan with increased & protracted displacement, economic decline and inflation, high food price hikes exacerbated by the impact of poor market functionality due the protracted conflict as well as the political uncertainty in most of the supply routes in the country.

This report seeks to find out the best CVA practices in contexts of inflation in South Sudan.