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Funding mechanisms in Southern Sudan: NGO perspectives

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During 2007 and 2008, donors commissioned reviews of a number of the key aid instruments in use in Southern Sudan. The main impetus for these reviews was a growing perception that, three years into the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), the current mix of funding mechanisms was not delivering results on the ground quickly enough. This…

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No Standing, Few Prospects: How Peace is Failing South Sudanese Female Combatants and WAAFG

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Based on recent interviews and focus groups with a wide range of stakeholders in South Sudan, this Issue Brief (2008) provides a preliminary review of the roles of Southern women and girls in the Sudanese conflict, the specific threats they faced, and their involvement in and contribution to the CPA. Download

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Allies and Defectors: An Update on Armed Group Integration and Proxy Force Security

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This Brief updates the state of knowledge about the status of armed groups in South Sudan as of March 2008, and focuses on the lingering problems that they pose, the challenges remaining to their dissolution and demobilization, and their possible impact on CPA implementation. Download

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The delicate practice of supporting grassroots peacebuilding in southern Sudan

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Beyond a major political agreement, any enduring transformation of Sudan’s conflict will entail difficult and lengthy processes of compromise and reconciliation. Grassroots peacebuilding efforts have been taking place in southern Sudan since church-led efforts to address worsening inter-communal conflict re-emerged in the 1990s. Paul Murphy describes how the Pact-led Sudan Peace Fund sought to support…

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Armed Groups in Sudan: The South Sudan Defence Forces in the Aftermath of the Juba Declaration

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As part of the HSBA’s ongoing review of Sudan’s numerous armed groups, this Issue Brief (2006) examines the role played by the South Sudan Defence Forces in Sudan’s intra-South conflicts, highlighting its origins, leadership, areas of operation, and recent change of fortune. Download

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