Publications

Transparency and Accountability in South Sudan’s Petroleum Industry

Authors: Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 03/05/2016

Transparency and accountability have become international norms due to inherent range of social, economic and political benefits. These benefits include the reduction of corruption, minimization of conflict over natural resources, building of trust among government, extractive companies, and citizens, enabling of regulatory authorities to hold extractive companies, government institutions, and...


South Sudan’s Transitional Government of National Unity: A Solution to the Country’s Instability or Mere Elite Pact of Self-Preservation?

Authors: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 30/04/2016

After many delays, Riek Machar, leader of the armed opposition, Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO), finally returned to Juba on April 26, 2016, bringing with him cautious happiness among the populace who had been desperately anticipating the return of peace since December 2013.


Making Sense of South Sudan’s New Petroleum HSE Management Systems and Plan Regulations

Authors: Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 28/04/2016

Environmental conditions in South Sudan’s petroleum producing areas have continued to deteriorate. This is demonstrated by recent reports of oil leaks and spills, inappropriate handling of produced water and mud pits, birth defects, people and animals getting sick and dying after drinking water contaminated by petroleum activities (Moro, 2014, Rueskamp...


The Challenge of Constitutionalism and Separation of Powers Doctrine in South Sudan

Authors: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 26/04/2016

The Republic of South Sudan, although fairly nascent as an independent state, aspires to become a democracy that embraces constitutionalism. Constitutionalism is simply a commitment to restrain the power of state and government to the will of people.


National Security Versus Basic Liberties: Human Rights Challenges in South Sudan

Authors: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 11/04/2016

Although South Sudan publicly commits to a culture of human rights protection, whether through the bill of rights in the national constitution or by creating a cabinet level human rights commission or the establishment of a parliamentary committee on human rights or other public pronouncements to this effect, human rights...


The Impact of Public Spending on Infant and Under-five Health in South Sudan

Authors: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: American Journal of Medical Research

Type: External

Date: 25/03/2016

Keyword(s): South Sudan, multilevel mixed-effects, child health, demography, early age mortality, health spending, state effectiveness

ABSTRACT. Using nationally representative household sample survey, census, and state financial data, this analysis examines the relationship between child health and per capita health spending in South Sudan. The nexus between public health spending and health outcomes lends insights into state effectiveness in service delivery.


Sporadic Fuel Crisis in South Sudan: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions

Authors: Nyathon James Hoth Mai, Nhial Tiitmamer, Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Special Reports

Date: 03/03/2016

Keyword(s): South Sudan

South Sudan has encountered waves of periodic fuel crisis since 2011. The government has attempted quick-fix measures, but the crisis has continued unabated. Despite a number of speculations surrounding this matter, however, the actual causes and impacts are not necessarily well understood.


Understanding the Exchange Rate Regimes in South Sudan: A Non-technical Review

Authors: Ariic David Aguto Reng, Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 23/02/2016

This paper simplifies and discusses our understanding of the exchange rate policy regime in South Sudan. After independence in 2011, South Sudan fixed the value of its currency, the South Sudan Pound (SSP), to the U.S. dollar.


South Sudan’s Enactment of NGO Act and its Implications on Humanitarian Operations

Authors: Zacharia Diing Akol

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 23/02/2016

The South Sudan National Legislative Assembly (NLA) passed on February 2, 2016 for the second time the non-governmental organizations bill, along with the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) bill. The lawmaking body first endorsed the NGO Bill on May 12, 2015, but it was returned to the Parliament for review...


The Impact of Health Investment on Infant and Under-five Health in South Sudan: Understanding State Effectiveness through Service Delivery

Authors: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 27/01/2016

This analysis examines the relationship between child health and per capita health spending in South Sudan. The nexus between public health spending and health outcomes lends insights into state effectiveness in service delivery. Net of background variables, we find that a percent increase in per capita health spending increases early...


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