The civil war which started in December 2013 changed the dynamics of the engagement of the UN and other development partners. With the setbacks for development following the conflict, the country was returned to rely on humanitarian assistance. In order to address the current context of the country, the United Nations Country Team has adopted a short term development strategy that will guide the delivery of support during the interim period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017 which also corresponds to the transitional period under the peace period.
The Interim Cooperation Framework (ICF) provides a basis for for the UN to work with the government, and other development partners to address key challenges and issues, as South Sudan works towards achieving sustainable peace and development. It will be followed by an UNDAF based on the Sustainable Development Goals, once a national development plan is in place.