About Us

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 in order to promote a more peaceful, just and prosperous society.


Our Philosophy

The Sudd Institute is premised on the belief that public policy must be informed by reliable data, objective analysis, and thoughtful debate. As South Sudan embarks on critical state building, nation building and development initiatives, little is known and understood about the country and the needs of its institutions and people. The Institute was established to close this knowledge gap and help ensure that decisions made during this critical period in the country’s history result in positive change.


Our Mission

The Sudd Institute aims to promote informed and accountable policy and practice that responds to the needs, wants, and well-being of the South Sudanese people by:


  • Conducting, facilitating and communicating high quality, independent and action oriented research and analysis;
  • Providing opportunities for discussion and debate; and
  • Improving analytical capacity and research skills in South Sudan.