Publications

The Sudd Institute

The Mediation Pendulum and the Challenges that Underlie the Peace Implementation in South Sudan

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 02/12/2015

 

This paper assesses the mediation process looking at both the Addis-based IGAD peace process and the intra-SPLM dialogue based in Arusha, Tanzania. It makes the point that part of the reason the parties wasted a lot of time from signing a final agreement had to do with the preference of...


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Political Parties and the Push for Political Consensus

Author: Abraham Awolich

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 02/12/2015

 

The events of December 2013 have created a very divisive environment in South Sudan and so there is need for the country to start anew. The new beginning can only be realized when all the political forces in the country reach a common understanding on what binds the nation together.


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The Role of Women in Peace-Building in South Sudan

Author: Nyathon Hoth Mai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 01/12/2015

 

Grounded in the prevalent under-representation of women in peace-building processes, this brief explores why women’s role in peace-building is critical more generally and particularly in South Sudan. Second, the brief examines the opportunities the recent Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCISS) offers women...


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The Role of Media in War and Peace in South Sudan

Author: Jok Madut Jok

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 20/10/2015

 

Much of the commentary in the media and the news reporting in South Sudan tends to be partisan either supporting the government or the opposition. It also tends to take a regional or ethnic line. Consequently, such stances have negatively affected the objectivity of the reporting and weakened the media’s...


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The South Sudanization of the Petroleum Industry Through Local Content: Is the Dream within Reach?

Author: Nhial Tiitmamer

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 20/10/2015

 

Before independence, northern Sudanese, Chinese, Malaysians, Indians, and their firms dominated the South Sudanese petroleum industry. After South Sudan declared independence, many South Sudanese had hoped to realize so many dreams through the petroleum sector, including benefiting directly from the petroleum industry through a local content (South Sudanization) policy.


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Peace-building in South Sudan through the Design and Implementation of Coherent and Integrated Youth Development Policy

Author: Samuel Garang Akau

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Policy Briefs

Date: 17/10/2015

 

 


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The Creation of 28 South Sudanese States: Is It Economically and Legally Viable?

Authors: Jok Madut Jok, Nhial Tiitmamer, Augustino Ting Mayai

Organization: The Sudd Institute

Type: Weekly Reviews

Date: 06/10/2015

 

South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir Mayardit, on October 2nd, 2015, issued an executive order that increased the country’s current 10 states to 28 decentralized states. The new arrangement, to a certain degree, follows ethnic boundaries[1], methodically isolating those communities mainly in the Upper Nile region[2].


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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.


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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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