Fragility, Crisis Sensitivity, and Complexity (F2C) Assessment in South Sudan

  • Client: IMA World Health, under the Momentum Integrated Health Resilience (MIHR) Programme
  • Locations: Juba, Kajo-keji, Bor, Yambio, Magwi, and Wau
  • Performance Period: November 2021 – March 2022

Devcom Global Associates on behalf of Momentum Integrated Health Resilience (MIHR) conducted a Fragility, Crisis Sensitivity, and Complexity (F2C) Assessment in multiple locations across South Sudan, including Juba, Kajo-keji, Bor, Yambio, Magwi, and Wau. The assessment aimed to furnish a comprehensive understanding of the various shocks, stresses, conflicts, and crises that exacerbate and perpetuate fragility in South Sudan. This multi-faceted assessment employed a cross-sectional, descriptive study design and utilized qualitative research methodologies to offer an in-depth analysis of the forces that contribute to regional fragility, as well as their impact on community health and well-being, particularly in the realm of Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

The assessment was segmented into three core components. Initially, a desk review was performed to compile data from international, national, and sub-national sources, focusing on shocks such as conflicts and crises, along with various stressors contributing to fragility. Field data collection followed, employing Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) and Focus Group Discussions (FGDs). These were conducted with a diverse range of stakeholders at both the national and sub-national levels, soliciting their perspectives on past and present conflicts, crises, and stressors, as well as prevention and coping strategies, and the overall impact on access to crucial health services.

Concluding the assessment, a validation meeting was organized with various stakeholders to distill actionable recommendations, specifically targeted towards enhancing FP/RH and GBV interventions. The meeting served as a platform to triangulate the gathered data and generate consensus on prioritized action points aimed at mitigating fragility and improving healthcare accessibility in the surveyed regions.

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