- In 2011 the Government of South Sudan updated the country’s official Aid Strategy. This new strategy responded to several key aid coordination challenges encountered since the publication of South Sudan’s first Aid Strategy in 2006.
- The timing of the 2011 Aid Strategy coincided with growing international consensus on how to improve the effectiveness of aid to fragile states. This consensus culminated in supranational groups such as the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding and the g7+ group of fragile states advocating for the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States.
- The principles of South Sudan’s 2011 Aid Strategy aligned well with those of the New Deal. Although it was not the direct impetus for the development of the 2011 Aid Strategy, the New Deal helped to reinforce and legitimise many of the proposed changes that the strategy outlined.