Trade strategy pillars for South Sudan

Barely two years into statehood, South Sudan has many difficulties to confront: including securing its borders to the North, working towards a resolution of the transit of oil via Sudan, at least until an alternative route is possible, and putting together a long-term development strategy starting from scratch. If South Sudan is to take inspiration from the highly successful experience of Rwanda and some other post-conflict countries, trade will be one of the pillars of this development strategy.

The IGC has prepared a policy note to help elaborate that strategy. It is on the implications for South Sudan of joining the EAC and other alternatives or complementary measures.

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