Publications

The Sudd Institute

South Sudan’s Anti-Corruption Efforts and Poor Global Ranking

Authors: Abraham Awolich, Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 17/01/2014

 

South Sudan has been ranked as the third most corrupt country in the world, according to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released in December 2013. Since independence nearly two and a half years ago, South Sudan has witnessed a number of high profile corruption cases, which may have resulted...


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South Sudan and the Prospects for Peace Amidst Violent Political Wrangling

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 04/01/2014

 

The unfolding unrest in South Sudan, beginning with the events of December 15th, 2013 in Juba when fighting broke out within the presidential guard and had spread to Greater Upper Nile within two days, may not have been exactly predictable, but it was not entirely surprising.


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South Sudan’s Petroleum Revenue Management Act

Author: Emily Savage

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 12/12/2013

 

At independence, South Sudan inherited an oil industry with pre-existing infrastructure and a number of production sharing agreements (PSAs) with multinational oil companies; however, it did not inherit the human resources, institutions, and experience necessary to manage them.


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South Sudan and the Risks of Unrest

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 03/12/2013

 

Though South Sudanese have been expressing disappointment in the way their young state has been run ever since independence was declared in 2011, they have been more recently appalled by news that has bombarded them about government failures, fiscal misdeeds, unclear policies, uncertainties of what the future holds for them...


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Devaluation of South Sudanese Pound: A Sound Economic Policy in Unsound Economic Environment

Author: Adel Sandrai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 17/11/2013

 

The move by the Bank of South Sudan to devaluate the South Sudanese Pound was met with stiff opposition from the cross-section of the public. The market reacted nervously to the decision. The National Legislative Assembly summoned the Governor of the Central Bank and demanded for an explanation.


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Managing Violence in Jonglei: A Test of Legitimacy and Credibility in Juba

Authors: Jok Madut Jok, Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 09/11/2013

 

The Human Security Baseline Assessment (HSBA) approximates resulting deaths at 2,000 or more in 1991; 1,000 in 2009; 2,167 in 2011; and 1,516 in 2012 (HSBA, 2012). On Sunday, 20th October 2013, another violence purportedly executed by largely Murle backed rebel group struck Jonglei’s Twic East County, killing nearly 80...


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Abyei Final Status: A Mismanaged and Unyielding Stalemate

Author: Zacharia Diing Akol

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 29/10/2013

 

As the month of October draws to a close, the future of the final status of the disputed region of Abyei remains disappointingly uncertain and extremely unpredictable. The unyielding stalemate between South Sudan and Sudan is a remarkable test that challenges not only the leadership and credibility of the African...


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A Fallacy of Failed States Index: The Case of South Sudan

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 18/10/2013

 

A useful experimental tool, the FSI is intended to warn the world community against ramifications of states’ fragility. Precisely and rightly so, the Index postulates that state failure anywhere might have some serious implications for most, if not all, nations, particularly as the globalized and technologically connected world system is...


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SPLM’s Internal Politics: A Catalyst to the Dissolution of Government

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 09/10/2013

 

This brief provides updates on the political developments within the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party after the dissolution and the formation of the new government. This piece brief is a direct response to many inquiries that have come from multiple sectors of the society eager to understand what is...


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An Emerging Diplomatic Row between Uganda and South Sudan

Authors: Jok Madut Jok, Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 20/09/2013

 

The recent decision by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of South Sudan to ban the use of motorcycles by foreign riders as commercial taxis known as Boda Boda has riled up the Ugandan workers in South Sudan who were victims of that decision. The events that followed, i.e.


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