Augustino Ting Mayai



Managing Director



Phone: +211 913491544



University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D., Sociology/Development
University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS, Sociology/Demography
University of Utah, BS, Sociology


Augustino Ting Mayai is the Managing Director of the Sudd Institute. He is a founding Research Director of the same institution, serving in this capacity for a decade. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology, with concentrations on demography and development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently studies how state effectiveness affects child health outcomes in South Sudan and Ethiopia. Dr. Mayai has written extensively on South Sudan’s current affairs.



The 2021 Population Estimation Survey: Scientific, Political, and Policy Implications 11/04/2023
On Navigating the Roadmap: A Path Towards Democratization and Prosperity 28/02/2023
Pope Francis’s Visit to South Sudan and its Significance 14/02/2023
Protecting South Sudan from the Ebola Virus Disease: Policy Implications 25/10/2022
Democratic Elections in South Sudan 01/03/2022
Salary Adjustment for the South Sudanese Legislature: Policy Implications 08/02/2022
Local Content in Practice: Improving the Participation of South Sudanese in the Petroleum Industry 09/03/2021
The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic in South Sudan: An Update 26/01/2021
The National Dialogue Final Resolutions: What the Presidency should Do 19/01/2021
The South Sudan National Dialogue: What Next? 01/12/2020
Economic Policy during the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Sudan 23/10/2020
The COVID-19 Mortality in South Sudan 22/06/2020
The Nature and Magnitude of the COVID-19 Outbreak in South Sudan 27/05/2020
The Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Sudan 10/05/2020
The Return to Ten States in South Sudan: Does it Restore Peace? 21/02/2020
Climate Services Model for South Sudan’s Rural Farmers and Agro-pastoralists 27/11/2018
Improving Gender Equality Quota Implementation in Post-conflict South Sudan 06/11/2018
Kenya’s Crackdown on the South Sudanese 30/08/2018
Climate Change and Conflicts in South Sudan 10/05/2018
Food Security and Nutrition Vulnerability and Risk Analysis in Former Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States 18/04/2018
Understanding the Cessation of Hostilities Agreements Violations in South Sudan 09/01/2018
The Revitalization of the ARCSS and the Prospects for Peace in South Sudan 21/11/2017
Food Security and Nutrition Vulnerability and Risk Analysis in Former Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States 20/09/2017
The State of the South Sudanese National Unity 18/05/2017
Land Tenure in South Sudan: Does it Promote Climate Change Resilience? 01/03/2017
The Recent Change of Guards at the Ministry of Finance and Bank of South Sudan 17/01/2017
The Proliferating Rebellion in South Sudan: Its Explanations and Implications 11/10/2016
The Impact of Public Spending on Infant and Under-five Health in South Sudan 25/03/2016
Sporadic Fuel Crisis in South Sudan: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions 03/03/2016
Understanding the Exchange Rate Regimes in South Sudan: A Non-technical Review 23/02/2016
The Impact of Health Investment on Infant and Under-five Health in South Sudan: Understanding State Effectiveness through Service Delivery 27/01/2016
Poverty and Currency Floating in South Sudan 08/01/2016
The Creation of 28 South Sudanese States: Is It Economically and Legally Viable? 06/10/2015
Assessing Anti-Corruption, Accountability, and Transparency Measures in South Sudan 01/10/2015
The Compromise on Resolving South Sudan’s Conflict: How IGAD’s New Peace Offer is Unsustainable 11/08/2015
Cholera: A New Threat to Health in South Sudan 14/07/2015
South Sudanese in Utah are a Sign of Hope and Peace in South Sudan 23/06/2015
Why Celebrating Tragedy should End: What the Incessant Violent Confrontations Mean for the Ordinary South Sudanese 09/06/2015
Simplifying the Arusha Intra-SPLM Reunification Agreement 27/01/2015
Understanding the Implications of the Pagak and Juba Peace Conferences 13/01/2015
Embattled for Legitimacy: GoSS and the 2015 Elections 06/01/2015
South Sudan’s National Security Bill: Merits and Public Reactions 07/10/2014
South Sudan Retracts its Labor Regulations under Pressure 30/09/2014
The Impacts of Violence on Education in South Sudan 01/07/2014
How the Federal System of Government is Misunderstood in South Sudan 03/06/2014
South Sudan’s Violence: The Health Implications 11/04/2014
The 2015 National Census and Elections: An Analysis of President Kiir’s Announcements 01/02/2014
Understanding the Emergence of South Sudan’s Current Violence: Political, Social, and Institutional Explanations 22/01/2014
Managing Violence in Jonglei: A Test of Legitimacy and Credibility in Juba 09/11/2013
A Fallacy of Failed States Index: The Case of South Sudan 18/10/2013
An Emerging Diplomatic Row between Uganda and South Sudan 20/09/2013
Restructuring the South Sudanese Federal Government: Political or Human Factor? 10/08/2013
Managing the Communal Violence in Tonj East County 06/05/2013
SPLM Politics of Gender Equity 10/04/2013
Truth and Reconciliation in South Sudan 27/02/2013
Unity State Leads in Lean Government Model 18/01/2013
In 2013 Reflect Upon 2012: A Review of the New Year’s Call from President Kiir 08/01/2013
Sudanese Refugee Influx into South Sudan: Security and Bilateral Relations Implications 21/11/2012
Mapping Social Accountability: An Appraisal of Policy Influence on Service Delivery in South Sudan, 2006-2011 16/11/2012
The 2012 U.S. Presidential Election: What the Outcome Means for South Sudan 13/11/2012


The Sudd Institute, Director of Research (2012 - )
The University of Juba, Assistant Professor (2015 - 2019)
The Sudd Institute, Acting Managing Director (2021 - 2022)
The Sudd Institute, Managing Director (2022 - )


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