Augustino Ting Mayai



Director of Research



Phone: +211 922 875 631



University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D., Sociology/Development
University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS, Sociology/Demography
University of Utah, BS, Sociology


Augustino Ting Mayai is the Director of Research at the Sudd Institute and an Assistant Professor at the University of Juba’s School of Public Service. He holds a PhD 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.



Climate Services Model for South Sudan’s Rural Farmers and Agro-pastoralists 27/11/2018
Improving Gender Equality Quota Implementation in Post-conflict South Sudan 06/11/2018
Kenya’s Crackdown on the South Sudanese 30/08/2018
Climate Change and Conflicts in South Sudan 10/05/2018
Food Security and Nutrition Vulnerability and Risk Analysis in Former Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States 18/04/2018
Food Security and Nutrition Vulnerability and Risk Analysis in Former Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States St 18/04/2018
Understanding the Cessation of Hostilities Agreements Violations in South Sudan 09/01/2018
The Revitalization of the ARCSS and the Prospects for Peace in South Sudan 21/11/2017
Food Security and Nutrition Vulnerability and Risk Analysis in Former Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States 20/09/2017
The State of the South Sudanese National Unity 18/05/2017
Land Tenure in South Sudan: Does it Promote Climate Change Resilience? 01/03/2017
The Recent Change of Guards at the Ministry of Finance and Bank of South Sudan 17/01/2017
The Proliferating Rebellion in South Sudan: Its Explanations and Implications 11/10/2016
The Impact of Public Spending on Infant and Under-five Health in South Sudan 25/03/2016
Sporadic Fuel Crisis in South Sudan: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions 03/03/2016
Understanding the Exchange Rate Regimes in South Sudan: A Non-technical Review 23/02/2016
The Impact of Health Investment on Infant and Under-five Health in South Sudan: Understanding State Effectiveness through Service Delivery 27/01/2016
Poverty and Currency Floating in South Sudan 08/01/2016
The Creation of 28 South Sudanese States: Is It Economically and Legally Viable? 06/10/2015
Assessing Anti-Corruption, Accountability, and Transparency Measures in South Sudan 01/10/2015
The Compromise on Resolving South Sudan’s Conflict: How IGAD’s New Peace Offer is Unsustainable 11/08/2015
Cholera: A New Threat to Health in South Sudan 14/07/2015
South Sudanese in Utah are a Sign of Hope and Peace in South Sudan 23/06/2015
Why Celebrating Tragedy should End: What the Incessant Violent Confrontations Mean for the Ordinary South Sudanese 09/06/2015
Simplifying the Arusha Intra-SPLM Reunification Agreement 27/01/2015
Understanding the Implications of the Pagak and Juba Peace Conferences 13/01/2015
Embattled for Legitimacy: GoSS and the 2015 Elections 06/01/2015
South Sudan’s National Security Bill: Merits and Public Reactions 07/10/2014
South Sudan Retracts its Labor Regulations under Pressure 30/09/2014
The Impacts of Violence on Education in South Sudan 01/07/2014
How the Federal System of Government is Misunderstood in South Sudan 03/06/2014
South Sudan’s Violence: The Health Implications 11/04/2014
The 2015 National Census and Elections: An Analysis of President Kiir’s Announcements 01/02/2014
Understanding the Emergence of South Sudan’s Current Violence: Political, Social, and Institutional Explanations 22/01/2014
Managing Violence in Jonglei: A Test of Legitimacy and Credibility in Juba 09/11/2013
A Fallacy of Failed States Index: The Case of South Sudan 18/10/2013
An Emerging Diplomatic Row between Uganda and South Sudan 20/09/2013
Restructuring the South Sudanese Federal Government: Political or Human Factor? 10/08/2013
Managing the Communal Violence in Tonj East County 06/05/2013
SPLM Politics of Gender Equity 10/04/2013
Truth and Reconciliation in South Sudan 27/02/2013
Unity State Leads in Lean Government Model 18/01/2013
In 2013 Reflect Upon 2012: A Review of the New Year’s Call from President Kiir 08/01/2013
Sudanese Refugee Influx into South Sudan: Security and Bilateral Relations Implications 21/11/2012
Mapping Social Accountability: An Appraisal of Policy Influence on Service Delivery in South Sudan, 2006-2011 16/11/2012
The 2012 U.S. Presidential Election: What the Outcome Means for South Sudan 13/11/2012


The Sudd Institute, Director of Research (2012 - )
The University of Juba, Assistant Professor (2015 - )


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