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

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Calls for further development and implementation of a youth development policy in South Sudan. Highlights strategies used and factors leading to the failure to implement a youth development policy.

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

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In this weekly review, the Sudd Institute attempts to shed light on the expansion of states in South Sudan. The analysis looks at the driving factors behind the decisions, implications in the context of economic viability, constitutionality, and timing of the decision. The authors believe that, although there are plausible merits to the creation of…

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

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This analysis of 2015 assesses the effectiveness of anti-corruption, accountability, and transparency measures in South Sudan. It finds that, despite a gamut of initiatives, both legal and administrative, corruption in the country remains pervasive, presumably owing to incredibly ineffective accountability and transparency measures.

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55 Peace Mobilizers Trained in Torit, CNHPR PR

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Press release from the Committee for National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation (CNHPR), on the opening Ceremony of  the training of 55 Peace Mobilizers in Torit, EES held on 17th August  2015. CNHPR has begun grassroots consultations process using over 600 Peace mobilizers, 55 per a State who will facilitate consultations in all the Payams of…

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CNHPR Warrap Community Consultations Completed

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This is the report of CNHPR conducted Community Consultations in 39 Payams of Warrap State. Seven weeks after the launching of grassroots consultation in Juba on the 19th May 2015, the Committee for National Healing has now conducted 39 Payam Consultations in Warrap State. The grassroots consultations were facilitated by the 55 Peace Mobilizers CNHPR…

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Understanding the Enforcement of Environmental Provisions of Petroleum Act, 2012 and Why Environmental Ruin Continues

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This paper evaluates the extent to which the environmental provisions of the South Sudanese Petroleum Act (2012) have been enforced, and attempts to identify the gaps and challenges facing the implementation. To determine the level of enforcement, the Sudd Institute conducted structured interviews with key officials from the ministries of Environment and Petroleum and Mining…

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UNICEF PBEA Conflict Analysis

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This analysis summarizes findings from conflict analyses undertaken as part of the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy (PBEA) Programme, funded by the Government of the Netherlands. The purpose of the report is to create actionable recommendations for the education sector in South Sudan to inform and shape peace consolidation and nation building. The analysis points…

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From conflict prevention to conflict resolution: China in South Sudan

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This briefing looks at the evolution of China’s relationship with Sudan and then South Sudan after independence, with a particular focus on the potential for the transition of Chinese engagement from reactive, short-term conflict resolution to longer-term conflict prevention. The briefing goes on to suggest potential entry points for cooperation between China and the UK…

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The New Deal Implementation in South Sudan

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This paper is a compilation of different key actors’ views (including South Sudanese civil society) of the New Deal implementation in South Sudan. It presents key recommendations drawn from the opinions expressed by the different actors interviewed or engaged in the process of developing the paper. Download

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Masculinity and Peacebuilding: A Policy and Programming Agenda

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This policy briefing summarises the key findings and recommendations of a longer research report, ‘Masculinities, conflict and peacebuilding: Perspectives on men through a gender lens’. Taken together, these publications aim to move forward discussions about integrating a masculinities perspective into peace-building policy and practice by surveying the current state of play and posing key questions about how peacebuilders can meaningfully challenge gender norms which create and perpetuate conflict and insecurity. Saferworld hopes that this briefing and the accompanying report will provide a useful opportunity for donors, policymakers, civil society organisations, and academics to consider the implications of current knowledge about masculinities and conflict for their work.

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Intersections of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan

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This briefing note summarizes the discussions during a workshop organized on 7 November 2014 at the Juba Civic Engagement Center in Juba, South Sudan. The meeting was part of the “Intersections of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan” program – a 2-year research project that started in November 2014. The project is being implemented…

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The spillover effect of South Sudan in Gambella

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The article examines how the South Sudanese civil war has impacted the social and political landscape of Gambella, Ethiopia’s western region with strong social, economic and political ties with South Sudan. The simmering political tension in the newly independent South Sudan exploded in December 2013 when forces loyal to the government led by President Salva…

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The 14 Mile Area

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This article provides an account of developments evolving around the 14-Mile Area in 2014. Located between Northern Bahr el Ghazal and East Darfur, the area is an ongoing topic for dispute, primarily between the Malual Dinka and the Rizeigat from East Darfur. Link to publication

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