South Sudan is one of the most fragile state in the world. During the civil war, thousands of South Sudanese have been killed and at least 2.4 million people have been internally displaced. The human cost of conflict has been devastating on the people of South Sudan, with UNDP’s perceptions survey showing high levels of household poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) and violence against women and children.

The complexity of South Sudan’s conflict is forcing the international community to revisit strategies for sustaining peace in the country. The durability of the conflict indicates the pressing need to initiate and develop new forms of collaboration on peacebuilding and to transform the system of support to peacebuilding.

SCORE was proposed as the selected tool to address the major issues of improving the design, management and results-orientation of the peace process in its organic form as a vehicle for improving people’s lives and as a tool for using evidence to measure the impact of policy and programme interventions. SCORE South Sudan will seek to help transform the culture of violence in South Sudan to a culture of co-existence and cooperation amongst communities by: a) predicting the trajectory for peaceful outcomes and identifying conflict triggers;

b) enhancing evidence-based policy making and programme design;

c) reinforcing mutual understanding and preventing conflict;

d) strengthening mutual accountability for results;

e) leveraging advocacy and communication;

f) identifying capacity needs for resilience.