Research for a Peaceful, Just and Prosperous South Sudan

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Who We Are


The Sudd Institute is an independent research organization that conducts and facilitates research and training to inform public policy and practice, to create opportunities for discussion and debate, and to improve analytical capacity in South Sudan. The Sudd Institute’s intention is to significantly improve the quality, impact, and accountability of local, national, and international policy and decision-making in South Sudan...

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In the News


Press Release: The Sudd Institute on the Situation of Insecurity in Juba

17 December 2013

December 17, 2013 – Juba, South Sudan.

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Press Release: The Sudd Institute Announces New Executive Director

7 September 2013

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Cabinet needs improvement, says analyst

6 August 2013

JUBA - An analyst in Juba says South Sudan’s new cabinet is neither regionally balanced nor does it meet the...

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Recent Publications


South Sudan’s National Identity Challenge: The Interplay between Fragmented Social Structure and Elite's Negative Role

1 March 2015


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The Impracticality of Sanctions and Why Diplomacy Makes Sense in South Sudan

17 February 2015

This paper analyses whether sanctions can stop the war in South Sudan.

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Investing in Human Capital: Putting our Money Behind Our Words

31 January 2015

This analysis illustrates the Government of South Sudan’s (GoSS) investment in basic services, especially health.

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