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Statebuilding and legitimacy: experiences of South Sudan

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In 2005, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement / Army concluded a peace agreement, formally ending the 22-year-old civil war. Following a referendum, South Sudan seceded; donors put billions toward the new state and Sudan’s recovery, supporting – among other things – the development of new state institutions for both countries.…

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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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Invisible Labour: the Political Economy of Reintegration in South Sudan

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This article considers the 2005–12 Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programme in South Sudan. Current DDR practice centres on ex-combatants’ reintegration through encouraging entrepreneurship and selfemployment and thereby their willingness to take risks and responsibility. However, South Sudan’s DDR programme invisibilizes and obscures the excombatants’ endogenous capacity to adapt and generate an income. Based on…

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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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The Strategic Instrumentalization of Land Tenure in ‘State-building’

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Drawing on interviews conducted during two periods of fieldwork in Juba, this article traces debates over land between a set of local actors whose interests collided in the Interim Period. The article focuses on land tenure in Juba. Link to publication

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From Liberation Movement to Government: Past Legacies and the Challenge of Transition in Africa

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This discussion paper analyses some of the challenges faced by African rebel groups including the SPLM/A in their transition from liberation movements to political parties governing functioning state structures. Download

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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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Dowry and Division: Youth and State Building in South Sudan

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This is one in a series of United States Institute of Peace special reports on state-building in the Republic of South Sudan following its creation on July 9, 2011. Each report analyzes an aspect of the state-building challenge and recommends priorities for the government of South Sudan. This report assesses the situation, priorities, and expectations…

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Oil and State Building in South Sudan

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This report from 2011 sets out the key immediate opportunities and challenges for the new Republic of South Sudan in managing its oil sector and using its oil wealth to bridge the gap between its informal and formal economies, consistent with South Sudan’s objective to “strengthen the management of petroleum resources in a way that…

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A Journey of a Thousand Steps: The Challenges of State and Nation building in South Sudan

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This article discusses some of the challenges of state- and nation building in independent South Sudan. Doing this the author argues that South Sudan will continue to share characteristics with the “old” Sudan that, if they are not addressed, bode ill for its prospects of a peaceful, democratic future. Link to publication

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Police reform and state formation in Southern Sudan

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This article (2011) explores the modernisation of security forces in the territory, focusing on challenges and opportunities for the Southern Sudan Police Service. It examines how the political ambivalence of national leaders and key international actors, linked to their goal of creating a state in the South, are shaping the new police force. Download

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Southern Sudan Anti-Corruption Strategy, 2010-2014

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This anti-corruption strategy is derived from the analysis of stakeholder consultations over a period of two years and is hinged on twelve guiding principles that describe multiple policy goals of the GoSS. The strategy is meant to be a tool for implementing standard practices and procedures in both public and private sectors to improve service…

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