Publications

The Sudd Institute

The Tragedy of the Unregulated: Why the Government should Reform the Charcoal Sector

Authors: Jok Gai Anai, Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 26/04/2022

 

Charcoal is increasingly becoming a primary energy choice, accounting for 96% of cooking fuel for the growing urban population of South Sudan (NBS, 2012; Tiitmamer & Anai, 2018). Yet not much is known about the level of government regulation to make the woodfuel, especially the charcoal sector, sustainable.


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The ‘permanent’ Constitution need not be a prerequisite for holding elections in South Sudan

Author: Joseph Geng Akech

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 22/03/2022

 

On March 1st, 2022, the Sudd Institute – one of Africa’s top think-tanks based in Juba, South Sudan, published a Weekly Review entitled’ Democratic Elections in South Sudan. In that review, Dr Augustino T. Mayai, Prof Matthew LeRiche and William Underwood, a PhD student, raised emerging arguments against holding elections...


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Democratic Elections in South Sudan

Authors: Matthew LeRiche, William Underwood, Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 01/03/2022

 

This week’s Review analyzes South Sudan’s readiness to conduct elections in under a year and reflects on why they are important. We start out with the discussion of the election’s fundamentals, then move to why elections are imperative in a post-conflict context.


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A Personal Perspective on the Ngok-Twic Conflict in Aneet

Author: Francis Mading Deng

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 22/02/2022

 

Ever since the conflict between groups of Twic Mayardit and the Ngok Dinka of Abyei in the border town of Aneet broke out on February 10, 2022, there has been a flurry of reactions on both sides of the conflict, crisscrossing both at home and abroad.


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Ngok -Twic Border Conflict: A Manifestation of Botched Socioeconomic Development in South Sudan

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 15/02/2022

 

In response to recent fighting along the border of the Abyei Special Administrative Area and Twic County, this Weekly Review calls for prompt preventive action by the leadership of South Sudan at the local, state, and national levels.


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Salary Adjustment for the South Sudanese Legislature: Policy Implications

Authors: Matthew LeRiche, James Alic Garang, Ariic David Aguto Reng, Nhial Tiitmamer, Augustino Ting Mayai

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 08/02/2022

 

This Weekly Review analyzes this new policy by looking at factors that necessitated it, budgetary implications, and more broadly, policy implications for the public sector employees, as well as macroeconomic stability. We conclude the Review with policy recommendations that are targeted at the imperative of conducting public sector wage review...


 

This review is based on the author's presentation to the Roundtable convened by UNMISS in Juba on the 6-7 July 2021, to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of South Sudan's independence. The remarks and views reflected in the review are the author's and not to be attributed to UNMISS or the...


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Will the Impact of the Pandemic on the Expected National Output Persist?

Author: James Alic Garang

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 03/06/2021

 

This weekly review contributes to the debate on how the COVID-19 induced hysteresis effects could affect growth in South Sudan. It addresses two related questions: What channels would transmit the COVID-19 scarring effects to the output? What can public policy do to support recovery?


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What lessons could be drawn from the Kenyan High Court judgement on BBI for constitutional consolidation in South Sudan?

Authors: Mading Gum Mading, Joseph Geng Akech

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 18/05/2021

 

The High Court of Kenya recently handed down a decision that reinforces the role of courts to protect the constitution against executive overreaches. To constitutional lawyers and academics, the decision is a triumph for constitutionalism and the rule of law.


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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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