As we approached the midpoint of the Girls' Education South Sudan (GESS) programme last year, we began to reflect upon lessons learnt. As a development programme, successfully operating in an ongoing and ever-changing conflict setting, the potential for knowledge sharing on best practice is huge. So how has such a comprehensive programme continued to deliver in such a volatile environment? This was a question that GESS Team Leader, Akuja de Garang, and Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor, Emma van der Muelen, attempted to answer as part of the Humanitarian Practice Network's special feature on South Sudan - a magazine focusing on the breadth of development challenges in the world's newest country. You can read the article, here.