Publications

The Sudd Institute

Assessing Anti-Corruption, Accountability, and Transparency Measures in South Sudan

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 01/10/2015

 

State effectiveness in meeting its public demands is measured using governance impact indicators, sometimes with emphasis on anti-corruption, accountability, and transparency measures (McFerson 2009). Thus, institutional instruments (laws and regulations) are normally deployed to guide against corruption and promote accountability and transparency.


The Sudd Institute

Untangling the Deal Breakers in the Partially Signed South Sudanese Peace Agreement and the Options on the Table

Author: Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 25/08/2015

 

After months of fighting and on and off negotiations, the IGAD Plus finally set a deadline of August 17th, 2015 to end a conflict that has displaced over a million people and killed tens of thousands. The effort resulted in a partially signed deal.


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The Compromise on Resolving South Sudan’s Conflict: How IGAD’s New Peace Offer is Unsustainable

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 11/08/2015

 

It is now 20 months since the present civil war started in South Sudan. In search of appropriate interventions, several strides, concerted locally, regionally, and internationally, have thus far been undertaken. Unfortunately, not a single strategy has been able to produce convincing results for the warring parties to end the...


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Cholera: A New Threat to Health in South Sudan

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 14/07/2015

 

South Sudan currently experiences existential health threats as the war devastates a third of its territory, the Greater Upper Nile region. Morbidity and mortality related to both direct and indirect consequences of war have become increasingly commonplace, especially in the displaced encampments.


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South Sudanese in Utah are a Sign of Hope and Peace in South Sudan

Author: Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 23/06/2015

 

Since the recent war struck in South Sudan, there has been an increasing tendency by the South Sudanese ethnic communities to sever relations among themselves. In particular, members of the Dinka and Nuer ethnicities in the Diaspora quickly retreated back to their localities and started to avoid interacting with each...


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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).


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