Food Security and Nutrition Vulnerability and Risk Analysis in Former Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States St
Organization: The Sudd Institute
Type: Policy Briefs
Despite no direct politically driven armed conflict in former Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap States, assessments have shown deteriorating food security and nutritional conditions. More generally, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) shows a growing food security problem in South Sudan, with a large proportion of people sliding into crisis and emergency food insecurity level. In order to understand the causes of increasing food insecurity and malnutrition in those states, the key IPC partners within the UN, namely FAO, UNICEF, and WFP working alongside the Ministry of Health (Department of Nutrition) and key nutrition partners within the NGOs (including SCF and ACF), have conducted an Integrated Food and Nutrition Security Causal Analysis (IFANSCA) study. Alongside the IFANSCA study, the Sudd Institute, with generous support from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has explored the proximal risk factors associated with vulnerabilities in the former states of Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal. This brief summarizes key results by examining six major assumptions using Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) tools to draw information from the rural households. The findings from this research have been incorporated into the IFANSCA report. However, due to their uniqueness a longer report and this policy brief have been independently produced.
James Alic Garang is a co-founder and scholar at The Sudd Institute. His areas of interest include macroeconomics, development economics, financial sector, and financial inclusion. He has in the past participated in host of academic and professional undertakings, including internships at the African Development Bank in Tunisia (2009-2010), as a lead evaluator on the Banking Sector during the “Comprehensive Evaluation of the Government of South Sudan, 2006-2010”, a consultant with the World Bank (2013-2014), and a board member serving on a number of charitable organizations and academic affiliations. A former McNair Scholar, and a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, James holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A former Deputy Dean of Faculty of Economic & Social Studies at Upper Nile University and a Senior Economist with the Ebony Center for Strategic Studies, he is currently a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director at the IMF Executive Board in Washington, DC.
Augustino Ting Mayai is the Director of Research at the Sudd Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology, with concentrations on demography and development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently studies how state effectiveness affects child health outcomes in South Sudan and Ethiopia. Dr. Mayai has written extensively on South Sudan’s current affairs.