Publications

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Local Content in Practice: Improving the Participation of South Sudanese in the Petroleum Industry

Authors: Nhial Tiitmamer, Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 09/03/2021

 

Local content requirements promote national capacity, employment, economic diversification, and economic growth (Kazzazi and Nouri 2012, Tordo et al., 2013). Local content develops capacities that link the oil and gas sector to other industries. While over 80% of the oil and gas sector’s workforce is South Sudanese, little is known...


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COVID-19 and the Political Transition in South Sudan

Author: Abraham Awolich

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 16/02/2021

 

The implementation of the R-ARCSS is stalled, as the parties have had difficulty gathering sufficient momentum to push the Agreement forward. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has had serious negative impacts on the ability of the parties to implement the Agreement.


 

The justice versus peace dichotomy or lack thereof has spawned both legal practice and international law literature for decades. As the debate pertains to the application of transitional justice specifically against the backdrop of mass political violence or civil wars, some jurists, legal practitioners and other scholars suggest that, on...


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The Triumph of Democratic Institutions in the US: Lessons for South Sudan

Author: Abraham Awolich

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 02/02/2021

 

This Weekly Review applauds the power of human innovation and its success. It celebrates the strength of the American democratic institutions, which has enabled the American people to weather what was a substantial threat to a long-established institutional tradition of peaceful transfer of power.


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Sitting on a Time Bomb: Oil Pollution Impacts on Human Health in Melut County, South Sudan

Authors: Nhial Tiitmamer, Kwai Malak Kwai Kut

Type: Special Reports

Date: 26/01/2021

 

While South Sudan is endowed with 3.5 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, the exploitation of this natural wealth is turning into a catastrophe for some local communities, particularly in Melut County. Through focus group discussions, individual interviews, and field observations, we found the following:


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The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic in South Sudan: An Update

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 26/01/2021

 

This policy brief studies the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Sudan. The findings are educative. First, the health effects of the pandemic in the country have been surprisingly less pronounced than expected, marked by very low morbidity and fatality rates.


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The National Dialogue Final Resolutions: What the Presidency should Do

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 19/01/2021

 

In December 2020, the South Sudan National Dialogue Steering Committee (NDSC) published its concluding report regarding the National Dialogue (ND) process. Drawing from its consultations, conferences, and outputs produced since the process kicked off in 2017, this Final Report summarizes the Committee’s main findings and respective recommendations.


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The South Sudan National Dialogue: What Next?

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 01/12/2020

 

After nearly 4 years, the ND finally concluded on November 17, 2020, offering broadly appreciated recommendations on a range of state formation and national building matters in South Sudan. This Review, therefore, analyzes the ND by revisiting its merits and public reaction, assessing its achievements, and situating its recommendations in...


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South Sudan’s devastating floods: why there is a need for urgent resilience measures

Author: Nhial Tiitmamer

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 23/11/2020

 

This review explores the magnitude of this year’s flood and its impacts in Bor Town. We used a boat to get us around the town surveying the extent of flood water and measuring its depth in the streets and in the residential neighborhoods.


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Economic Policy during the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Sudan

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 23/10/2020

 

South Sudan is experiencing a distressing economic period. Government revenue has shrunk to historic lows and debt, both domestic and external, is mounting, marked by unsettled salary arrears and outstanding loans. A combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fallout of just-concluded civil strife is largely to blame.


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