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Title:Coaching and mentoring for capacity development: the case of South Sudan
Authors:Tarp, Kristoffer N.ISNI
RosÚn, Frederik F.
Periodical:African Security Review (ISSN 2154-0128)
Geographic term:South Sudan
Subjects:civil servants
on-the-job training
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10246029.2011.640405
Abstract:In countries emerging from war, a dysfunctional civil service system often emerges as a critical impediment to stability and growth. Institutional and legal reforms have little impact in the absence of appropriate skills and attitudes among civil servants. 'Coaching and mentoring for capacity' is becoming increasingly important in the State-building toolbox. If executed properly, this instrument is believed to be significantly more effective than traditional technical assistance and would consequently seem to hold great promise for the State and peacebuilding agenda. The latest offshoot of this development is the Initiative for Capacity Enhancement in South Sudan, which was introduced in 2011 by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the government of South Sudan and is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The initiative seeks to enhance the capacity of the South Sudanese State apparatus by deploying civil servants from neighbouring nations to coach their South Sudanese counterparts. This paper explores this particular initiative with the aim of identifying insights about designing coaching and mentoring programmes for capacity development. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]