Policy Brief: Priority Setting of Health Interventions in the Context of the Health Pooled Fund in South Sudan


The priority-setting process in the context of the Health Pooled Fund (HPF) is challenged by data limitations, minimal stewardship of the Ministry of Health (MoH) and competing interests among donors, HPF management, MoH, local authorities and implementing partners.

A study was initiated to analyse the priority-setting occurring at the national and local level of the HPF3 program in South Sudan. A political economy analysis lens was taken to be able to explore the interests and ideas of stakeholders and the context in which the priority- setting takes place. The study is part of HPF’s operational research agenda, currently being led by KIT Royal Tropical Institute, the operational research partner of the HPF consortium.