Publications

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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...


 

Based on interviews with various informants, this paper attempts to evaluate the implementation status of the security arrangement provisions of the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS), as well as its future implications for the Security Sector Reforms (SSR) endeavor in South Sudan.


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Kenya’s Crackdown on the South Sudanese

Authors: Jok Madut Jok, Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 30/08/2018

 

Like the rest of the world, South Sudanese in Kenya were shocked when the Kenyan police started storming their residences, arresting and detaining many of them in police center in Nairobi, Nakuru, Lodwar, Eldoret, and Nyeri, among others.


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Climate Change and Gender in South Sudan

Authors: Nyathon James Hoth Mai, Jok Madut Jok, Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Special Reports

Date: 01/08/2018

 

Climate change poses global risks (World Economic Forum, 2016, IPCC, 2014). These risks adversely affect women in developing countries because of their little capacity to adapt (Brody et al, 2008). Previous studies show that women are more vulnerable to climate change than men for a variety of reasons, including illiteracy,...


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The Petroleum Revenue Sharing Arrangement in South Sudan

Authors: Ariic David Aguto Reng, Nhial Tiitmamer

Type: Special Reports

Date: 22/05/2018

 

This report scrutinizes the transfer of the 2% and 3% of net petroleum revenues to the petroleum producing states and communities. Using historical budget outturns, key informant interviews, and policy documents, we find that:


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Climate Change and Conflicts in South Sudan

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

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Special Reports

Date: 10/05/2018

 

South Sudan has experienced decades of protracted conflicts, some of which might have been caused in part or exacerbated by climate change and variability. Climate change causes scarcity of resources and forces communities to raid their neighbors or migrate to a new area to look for opportunities, which brings new...


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