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Reconciliation Without Regret: National healing and reconciliation in South Sudan

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In 2011, southern Sudan witnessed a successful and peaceful referendum, culminating in its secession from the Republic of Sudan and the birth of an independent Republic of South Sudan on 9 July. Despite the relative peace brought by independence, true peace in South Sudan is threatened by armed groups, rebellions and local conflicts; these have…

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SPLM’s Internal Politics: A Catalyst to the Dissolution of Government

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This briefing (October 2013) provides updates on the political developments within the Sudan’s People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party after the dissolution and the formation of the new government. This briefing assesses where the party currently stands in terms of the unity of its structures, considering the paralysis that had beleaguered it prior to the recent…

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Opportunities for Gender Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan

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This Policy Brief explores the nexus of gender justice and reconciliation in South Sudan. It addresses women’s historical engagement in reconciliation processes in South Sudan at the grassroots and national levels and highlights their achievements to date. It then discusses the challenges to inclusion South Sudanese women face, as well as current opportunities to achieve…

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Peace by Committee: The 17 Committees and Commissions Responsible for Making Peace between the Two Sudans

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The enclosed chart provides a snapshot of the committees and commissions that were established in September 2012 to address contentious outstanding issues between Sudan and South Sudan and implement the September 2012 agreements. Download

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Public Expenditures in South Sudan : Are They Delivering?

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Budget expenditures have been on the rise in South Sudan since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), reaching levels that are quite in excess of those of its East African neighbors. This note examines to what extent the oil resources that finance most public expenditure are productively used to address the huge development challenges of South…

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South Sudan’s Emergency State

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In an effort to move beyond the focus on the immediate threat of large-scale conflict, this report (2012) explores what type of state can realistically be expected to materialise in South Sudan in the short and medium term, given existing political economy and security constraints. It also discusses what this assessment implies for donor engagement.…

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Chiefs, State-Building and Development in Independent South Sudan

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This policy brief argues that chiefs play an important role in governance and community life in South Sudan. They provide an array of vital services, from mobilising people for community projects to adjudicating disputes and administering customary law. Sometimes criticised as being an unelected group of old men, they will nevertheless play a vital role…

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Mapping Social Accountability: An Appraisal of Policy Influence on Service Delivery in South Sudan, 2006-2011

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How might less-informed policy-making lead to social injustice? How do the Government of South Sudan’s budgeting decisions impact the delivery of security, health services, and education at the local level? This study from 2012 analyzes institutional data, including government’s approved budgets, educational enrollments, health conditions and mortality rates, in order to map how social accountability…

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