Soul is a complicated word since it has spiritual and religious connections. But to gain a simple meaning of soul-sapping, we can work with this:
- a: the moral and emotional nature of human beings
I assume you understood sapping. So all together, I took soul-sapping to meaning something like exhausting or demoralizing.
: to use all of someone's mental or physical energy : to tire out or wear out (someone) completely
: to weaken the morale of (a person or group)
So it is like weakening the mind, the body, the heart, etc.
Manage was an excellent choice here, since it suggests that officials struggle to deal with the lack of resources emotionally (personally) and meet the limitations set by the lack of resources.
Juggling basically means making many adjustments here and there in order to achieve something.
So in simple terms, the author is asking (rhetorically) if the officials adopt these tactics in order to be able to make the adjustments needed to meet the limitations set by the lack of resources.