Publications

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Protection of Rights of Older Persons in South Sudan: Towards Enactment of Legislative Framework

Author: Peter Garang Geng

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 06/05/2019

 

The proportion of older persons in the world is increasing due to the gradual decline in death rates and rise in life expectancy, catching many governments totally unprepared. In South Sudan, the number of older persons was projected to increase by 1.1% of the total population in 2016 (UNDESA  2016).


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The Implications of Al Bashir’s Downfall on South Sudan

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 30/04/2019

 

Recent political developments in the Sudan dominate street conversations and various social media outlets in Juba, South Sudan. The Sudanese revolutionary forces that brought an end to a 30-year rule of President Omar Al Bashir find a lot of sympathy and support among the ordinary South Sudanese citizens, who, at...


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South Sudan and the Collective Pain of Watching a Peace Agreement Struggle for its Life

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 12/02/2019

 

For the past several weeks, there have been rising voices of both optimism and frustration, as reports of progress in the implementation of the so-called Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) continued to highlight violations, fresh military attacks, delays in executing ceasefire and security mechanisms...


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South Sudan v James Dak: A Case of Travesty of Justice

Author: Mark A. Wek Deng

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 25/12/2018

 

James Dak is a national of South Sudan who sought refugee status in Kenya in 2015 due to the civil war in South Sudan. In 2016, however, the Kenyan government cancelled his visa and returned him to South Sudan where he was charged with treason, among others, and sentenced to death.


 

In the history of every society, there is always a generation that takes the lead to define and determine that society’s destiny. This could, for example, be (a) a generation that stands and lives up to the promise of greater good or common interest; (b) a generation driven by the...


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Fixing Governance is Key to Stability in South Sudan

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 04/12/2018

 

Many analysts and observers of politics in South Sudan point to weak governance as the malefactor for the political crises and lack of progress on socio-economic development in the country. This policy brief, therefore, identifies major governance challenges in South Sudan and assesses whether the recently signed R-ARCSS addresses them.


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Reforming Public Financial Management in South Sudan

Authors: Zacharia Diing Akol, Ariic David Aguto Reng

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 04/12/2018

 

Public financial management (PFM) is a key pillar in reforms aimed at building more credible, transparent and accountable governments, especially in post-conflict contexts. The PFM reforms are the focus of multilateral financial institutions and bilateral aid agencies, and in many cases, drive donors’ financial support.


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Transitioning to Renewable Energy: An Analysis of Energy Situation in Juba, South Sudan

Authors: Jok Gai Anai, Nhial Tiitmamer

Type: Special Reports

Date: 27/11/2018

 

 South Sudan faces a serious energy crisis due to a number of factors, including devastating conflicts (e.g. 1955-172, 1983-2005 & 2013–present) and reliance on the fossil fuel source. The country has the lowest energy consumption rate in Africa and the highest cost of producing energy (World Bank, 2016).


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Climate Services Model for South Sudan’s Rural Farmers and Agro-pastoralists

Authors: Nhial Tiitmamer, Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 27/11/2018

 

Using experimental data from a pilot project administered in rural Tonj South, Aweil West, and Aweil North, this paper studies climate services reception and application in South Sudan. The pilot climate service was first of its kind directly delivered to farmers and agro-pastoralists in the country.  The results are encouraging: a...


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Improving Gender Equality Quota Implementation in Post-conflict South Sudan

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 06/11/2018

 

In 2005, South Sudan adopted a minimum of 25 percent women representation quota in its interim constitution. Following the independence, this quota was maintained, with the Transitional Constitution devoting three clauses to this important policy.  In 2013, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), the governing party, proposed raising this quota to increase...


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