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Making Sense of South Sudan’s New Petroleum HSE Management Systems and Plan Regulations

Nhial Tiitmamer | 28 April 2016

Environmental conditions in South Sudan’s petroleum producing areas have continued to deteriorate. This is demonstrated by recent reports of oil leaks and spills, inappropriate handling of produced water and mud pits, birth defects, people and animals getting sick and dying after drinking water contaminated by petroleum activities (Moro, 2014, Rueskamp...

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The Challenge of Constitutionalism and Separation of Powers Doctrine in South Sudan

Abraham A. Awolich | 26 April 2016

The Republic of South Sudan, although fairly nascent as an independent state, aspires to become a democracy that embraces constitutionalism. Constitutionalism is simply a commitment to restrain the power of state and government to the will of people.

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National Security Versus Basic Liberties: Human Rights Challenges in South Sudan

Jok Madut Jok | 11 April 2016

Although South Sudan publicly commits to a culture of human rights protection, whether through the bill of rights in the national constitution or by creating a cabinet level human rights commission or the establishment of a parliamentary committee on human rights or other public pronouncements to this effect, human rights...

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Sporadic Fuel Crisis in South Sudan: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions

Nyathon James Hoth Mai, Augustino Ting Mayai, and Nhial Tiitmamer | 3 March 2016

South Sudan has encountered waves of periodic fuel crisis since 2011. The government has attempted quick-fix measures, but the crisis has continued unabated. Despite a number of speculations surrounding this matter, however, the actual causes and impacts are not necessarily well understood.

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South Sudan’s Enactment of NGO Act and its Implications on Humanitarian Operations

Zacharia Diing Akol | 23 February 2016

The South Sudan National Legislative Assembly (NLA) passed on February 2, 2016 for the second time the non-governmental organizations bill, along with the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) bill. The lawmaking body first endorsed the NGO Bill on May 12, 2015, but it was returned to the Parliament for review...

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Understanding the Exchange Rate Regimes in South Sudan: A Non-technical Review

Ariic David Aguto Reng and Augustino Ting Mayai | 23 February 2016

This paper simplifies and discusses our understanding of the exchange rate policy regime in South Sudan. After independence in 2011, South Sudan fixed the value of its currency, the South Sudan Pound (SSP), to the U.S. dollar.

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

Augustino Ting Mayai | 15 December 2015

This analysis examines the relationship between child health and per capita health spending in South Sudan. The nexus between public health spending and health returns 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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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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