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healthspending

The Impact of Health Investment on Infant and Under-five Health in South Sudan: Understanding State Effectiveness through Service Delivery

Augustino Ting Mayai | 27 January 2016

This analysis examines the relationship between child health and per capita health spending in South Sudan. The nexus between public health spending and health outcomes lends insights into state effectiveness in service delivery. Net of background variables, we find that a percent increase in per capita health spending increases early...

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Poverty and Currency Floating in South Sudan

Augustino Ting Mayai | 8 January 2016

South Sudan recently floated its currency against a dollar, invoking astronomical hikes in prices across the board. Owing to low local production, the world’s newest country imports just about anything, essentially lending little use for its currency in the international markets.

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CSOs/CBOs and faith-based organizations-led peace and reconciliation efforts

Leben Nelson Moro | 12 December 2015

While faith-based organizations have made significant contributions to peace and reconciliation efforts in the country, the CSOs have not done much. A key reason for this is the reluctance of the warring parties to include other stakeholders in peace talks.

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Political Parties and the Push for Political Consensus

Abraham Awolich | 2 December 2015

The events of December 2013 have created a very divisive environment in South Sudan and so there is need for the country to start anew. The new beginning can only be realized when all the political forces in the country reach a common understanding on what binds the nation together.

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addisarusha

The Mediation Pendulum and the Challenges that Underlie the Peace Implementation in South Sudan

Abraham Awolich | 2 December 2015

This paper assesses the mediation process looking at both the Addis-based IGAD peace process and the intra-SPLM dialogue based in Arusha, Tanzania. It makes the point that part of the reason the parties wasted a lot of time from signing a final agreement had to do with the preference of...

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womenrolepeace

The Role of Women in Peace-Building in South Sudan

Nyathon James Hoth Mai | 1 December 2015

Grounded in the prevalent under-representation of women in peace-building processes, this brief explores why women’s role in peace-building is critical more generally and particularly in South Sudan. Second, the brief examines the opportunities the recent Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCISS) offers women...

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local content

The South Sudanization of the Petroleum Industry Through Local Content: Is the Dream within Reach?

Nhial Tiitmamer | 20 October 2015

Before independence, northern Sudanese, Chinese, Malaysians, Indians, and their firms dominated the South Sudanese petroleum industry. After South Sudan declared independence, many South Sudanese had hoped to realize so many dreams through the petroleum sector, including benefiting directly from the petroleum industry through a local content (South Sudanization) policy.

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The Role of Media in War and Peace in South Sudan

Jok Madut Jok | 20 October 2015

Much of the commentary in the media and the news reporting in South Sudan tends to be partisan either supporting the government or the opposition. It also tends to take a regional or ethnic line. Consequently, such stances have negatively affected the objectivity of the reporting and weakened the media’s...

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28 states

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

Augustino Ting Mayai, Nhial Tiitmamer, and Jok Madut Jok | 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 states to 28 decentralized states. The new arrangement, to a certain degree, follows ethnic boundaries[1], methodically isolating those communities mainly in the Upper Nile region[2].

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