In October 2022, the Protection Cluster initiated a pilot trial of the Protection Monitoring System (PMS) in South Sudan. After a comprehensive testing phase consisting of six rounds of data collection and analysis, a modified PMS questionnaire was deployed by the PROMO in April 2023. In July, the PROMO conducted a technical and thematic mid-year review and issued a report.
The PMS relies on contributions from PC member organisations to collect data via a Key Informant Interview (KII) questionnaire at Payam level across eleven thematic areas, monitoring the occurrence of protection violations, their scale, and their impact on communities over time. At the country level, the PMS is coordinated through the Cluster’s Protection Monitoring (PROMO) working group.
August to October 2023, protection monitors conducted 1,418 Key Informant Interviews covering 126 Payams in 33 Counties in 7 States.