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    Understanding the underlying drivers of armed conflict in South Sudan

    The crisis in South Sudan remains one of the most overlooked humanitarian tragedies in the world today. Since falling into civil conflict in December 2013, South Sudanese civilians have endured repeated, ethnically based attacks and a proliferation of armed groups. An estimated 400,000 people have been killed as a result of the fighting, a third of the population (over 4.3...

    29 April 2019

  • Person

    Kate Almquist Knopf

    Kate Almquist Knopf has served as director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, an academic institution within the U.S. Department of Defense, since July 2014. Established by the U.S. Congress for the study of security issues relating to Africa, the Center serves as a forum for bilateral and multilateral research, communication, and the exchange of ideas. It aims to...

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    Douglas Johnson

    Douglas H. Johnson is a specialist in the history of North East Africa. He has served as Assistant Director for Archives in the Southern Regional Government, a resource person during the IGAD-sponsored peace talks, and a member of the Abyei Boundary Commission. His works include Nuer Prophets: A History of Prophecy from the Upper Nile in the Nineteenth and Twentieth...

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    Luka Biong Deng Kuol

    Luka Kuol supervises curriculum and program planning. He specializes in national security strategy development, the security-development nexus, and security sector reforms. He is currently conducting research on the links between migration, food security, conflicts and youth in Africa; the link between military expenditure, military professionalism, human security,...

  • Publication - Working Paper

    From bilateral trade to centralised markets: A search model for commodity exchanges in Africa

    17 Apr 2019 | Yaw Nyarko, Heitor Pellegrina

  • Person

    Heitor Pellegrina

    Heitor is Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University Abu Dhabi. His research interests include trade and development.

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Political favoritism and the targeting of power outages

    17 Apr 2019 | Brian Min

  • Project

    The political economy of power outages in Ghana: New measures and analysis

    Access to energy is crucial for economic growth. While global attention has focused heavily on increasing access, an under-recognised constraint in many countries is poor reliability of electricity supply. This project introduces a new measure of power supply reliability and outages based upon temporal variations in nighttime light output. This work builds upon ongoing...

    17 Apr 2019 | Brian Min

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Executive branch turnover, policy uncertainty, and growth

    17 Apr 2019 | Rabah Arezki, Thiemo Fetzer

  • Publication - Project Report

    Peshawar’s historic walled city: Firms, mobility, and public services

    17 Apr 2019 | James Witte, Ammar A Malik, Zahoor Ul Haq, Javed Iqbal