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Title:Does the well-being of 'embedded' staff affect programme performance? The case of the IGAD initiative in South Sudan
Authors:Tarp, Kristoffer NilausISNI
Haldrup, Søren Vester
Lassen, Malene Alber
Periodical:South African Journal of International Affairs (ISSN 1938-0275)
Geographic term:South Sudan
Subjects:development cooperation
South-South relations
development projects
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/10220461.2016.1243072
Abstract:South-South cooperation is an emerging trend in international development assistance. Since 2011, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) initiative in South Sudan has been one of the most comprehensive attempts at post-conflict capacity development through South-South cooperation, in terms of both scope and level of funding. This paper looks at the well-being of civil servant support officers deployed under the IGAD initiative, and the relationship between well-being and project performance. The paper explores assumptions underpinning South-South cooperation and seeks to establish a better understanding of well-being and its impact on project performance. The paper also examines whether the second phase of the initiative has adequately addressed various challenges identified in the first phase. The paper finds that well-being, although often overlooked, has been critical to programme success in the IGAD initiative. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]