Augustino Ting Mayai



Former 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 former 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. August is the current Chair (Statistician General) of the National Bureau of Statistics, Government of South Sudan.



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 - 2024)


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