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Fixing Governance is Key to Stability in South Sudan

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Many analysts and observers of politics in South Sudan point to weak governance as the malefactor for the political crises and lack of progress on socioeconomic development in the country. This policy brief, therefore, identifies major governance challenges in South Sudan and assesses whether the recently signed R-ARCSS addresses them. Among key governance challenges is…

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The Challenge of Governance in South Sudan Corruption, Peacebuilding, and Foreign Intervention

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South Sudan is one of the world’s most divided and unstable countries. Since achieving statehood in 2011, the country has plunged into civil war (2013-15) and become the scene of some of the worst human rights abuses on the African continent. Despite ongoing political turmoil, states and international institutions have pledged enormous resources to stabilize…

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Religion, Governance, and the ‘Peace–Humanitarian–Development Nexus’ in South Sudan

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This chapter highlights practices in the wider peacebuilding field that seek similar outcomes as UN peace operations or otherwise affect the background conditions necessary for their success. It treats South Sudan as an illustrative case study that uniquely reflects processes that shape and regulate sites of conflict, chronic emergency, and limited statehood across postcolonial sub-Saharan…

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Endline Report – South Sudan: Women’s Participation Pilot Project

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This report outlines findings from an endline study conducted in September 2017, to explore what change, if any, had occurred in how women and girls participate in the camp life and camp governance and how they relate to their perceptions of safety, as a result of these pilot strategies. At the time of the endline…

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Federalism Debate In South Sudan: Laying the Foundation for Acceptable, Responsive, and Inclusive Governance

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The South Sudanese parties to the conflict signed the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCISS) in August 2015 and essentially agreed to establish a federal system of government. This raises three critical questions. First, do the people of South Sudan support the establishment of federalism as envisioned by the warring parties?…

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Now We Are Zero: South Sudanese chiefs and elders discuss their roles in peace and conflict

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In April 2016, seventeen chiefs from different parts of South Sudan gathered in Kuron Holy Trinity Peace Village, in Eastern Equatoria, to discuss the role of customary authority in governance—past and present—and their own contribution to peacemaking and a future political transition. The Chiefs’ meeting at Kuron was the first time that traditional leaders from…

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What Went Wrong in South Sudan in December 2013

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This briefing paper examines the underlying triggers of the mid- December 2013 conflict. It provides policy suggestions for sustainable peace in South Sudan, which include accountability for the crimes committed and monitoring of the proposed transitional power-sharing arrangement. Link to publication

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A Hope from Within? Countering the intentional destruction of governance and transpareny in South Sudan

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This report (2016) reviews the weaknesses of three of South Sudan’s governance institutions that are most critical to establishing accountability: the Anti-Corruption Commission, the National Audit Chamber, and the Public Accounts Committee in the National Legislative Assembly. All three institutions face considerable operational challenges that have undercut their effectiveness in implementing their constitutional mandates. Download

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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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South Sudan’s civil service challenges: An outside perspective

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As South Sudan emerges from the immediate aftermath of conflict, the task of strengthening government capability, particularly in the core civil service, will be essential to facilitating economic development and ensuring the basic social services the population needs to construct the new country’s future. This note brings an outside perspective to those challenges. It identifies…

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2014 Article IV Consultation – Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Press Release

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This report includes a summary of bilateral discussions with South Sudanese officials on economic developments and policies. The discussions were conducted in a context affected by different challenges including armed conflict, fractured politics, feeble institutions and capacity, underdevelopment, corruption, and an economic crisis. The report also includes a number of recommendations. Download

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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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South Sudan’s Capability Trap: Building a State with Disruptive Innovation

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This paper explores the possibilities for South Sudan of applying the “Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation” approach , a recent innovation to build state capability. Download

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