Publications

The Sudd Institute

The Return and Reinstatement of Former Political Detainees into the Leadership Ranks of South Sudan’s Ruling SPLM: What is its Worth?

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 23/06/2015

 

The recent announcement of the reinstatement of former senior leaders of the ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), who were dismissed by its chairman in 2013 from the party ranks, came as yet another unsurprising and yet questionable action by a party that has been plagued for years...


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Why Celebrating Tragedy should End: What the Incessant Violent Confrontations Mean for the Ordinary South Sudanese

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 09/06/2015

 

Recently, a new bout of large-scale armed confrontations hit the states of Upper Nile and Unity, with new allies of the SPLA-In Opposition taking control of Malakal and its surrounding vicinities, equally threatening the nation’s only oil producing facilities in Paloch.


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Understanding the Enforcement of Environmental Provisions of Petroleum Act, 2012 and Why Environmental Ruin Continues

Author: Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 21/04/2015

 

When the South Sudanese Petroleum Act was enacted in 2012, a flicker of hope of a better environmental management was felt after many years of environmental degradation due to negligence by the government in Khartoum. However, since the Act was passed three years ago, environmental ruin has continued.


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Assessment of Policy and Institutional Responses to Climate Change and Environmental Disaster Risks in South Sudan

Author: Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Special Reports

Date: 30/03/2015

 

This report examines policy and institutional response to climate change and environmental disaster risks, with the view to providing recommendations to the government and its partners in South Sudan on where to focus their environmental policy interventions.


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The African Union and the Botched Responsibility to Act on Behalf of South Sudan’s Victims of Conflict

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 17/03/2015

 

The recent leak of a draft report attributed to the African Union Commission of Inquiry for South Sudan (AUCISS) has coincided with the termination of the peace talks between the government and rebel forces under the auspices of the East African regional block, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).


The Sudd Institute

Building a Culture of Peace through Dialogue in South Sudan

Author: Benjamin A. Machar

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 17/03/2015

 


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South Sudan’s National Identity Challenge: The Interplay between Fragmented Social Structure and Elite's Negative Role

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 01/03/2015

 


The Sudd Institute

The Impracticality of Sanctions and Why Diplomacy Makes Sense in South Sudan

Authors: Abraham Awolich, Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 17/02/2015

 

This paper analyses whether sanctions can stop the war in South Sudan. Prior evidence shows that when sanctions in any forms are imposed, they do little in most cases to change the behaviors of the warring parties.


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National Reconciliation in South Sudan: How to Translate Political Settlements into Peace in the Country

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 31/01/2015

 

As South Sudanese leaders, IGAD mediators and the rest of the international community, meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to seek a political settlement for the on-going conflict, there is need for a reminder that a peace agreement that they might reach on the basis of power-sharing alone will most likely...


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Investing in Human Capital: Putting our Money Behind Our Words

Author: Juliana Bol

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 31/01/2015

 

This analysis illustrates the Government of South Sudan’s (GoSS) investment in basic services, especially health. It assesses planned government spending as a barometer of national priorities, focusing on the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The focus is on social accountability or justice—the need to ensure that South Sudanese have access to basic...


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