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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Upcoming Events


The Effects of Bureaucratic Change and Democratic Decentralization on Poverty Reduction and Peace Building in South Sudan

8 October 2015

Attempts have been made in African and other war-torn countries in the Middle East and Asia to shift from centralized...

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Recent Publications


The Creation of 28 South Sudanese States: Is It Economically and Legally Viable?

6 October 2015

South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir Mayardit, on October 2nd, 2015, issued an executive order that increased the country’s current 10...

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Assessing Anti-Corruption, Accountability, and Transparency Measures in South Sudan

1 October 2015

State effectiveness in meeting its public demands is measured using governance impact indicators, sometimes with emphasis on anti-corruption, accountability, and...

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Untangling the Deal Breakers in the Partially Signed South Sudanese Peace Agreement and the Options on the Table

25 August 2015

After months of fighting and on and off negotiations, the IGAD Plus finally set a deadline of August 17th, 2015...

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