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  • Event

    Roundtable discussion of the South Sudan situation

    On December 7, 2016, the IGC co-hosted an informal roundtable discussion on South Sudan with the House of Lords in London. Participants attending the roundtable discussion (Peter Ajak Biar, IGC Country Co-Director in South Sudan, and Lord Donald Curry among others) briefly discussed the current situation in the country, and brainstormed possible short-term and long-term...

    7 December 2016

  • Event

    Roundtable discussion on the situation in South Sudan

    On November 2, 2016, the IGC co-hosted a private round table with the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative to discuss the current situation in South Sudan. The round table brought together a number of experts on South Sudan for a high-level discussion on the country’s current political and economic situation. The session’s objectives included promoting the exchange of...

    2 November 2016

  • Blog post

    Proceed with caution: South Sudan and the East African Monetary Union

    South Sudan's accession into the East African Community signals a strong commitment to regional integration. Greater stability after the conflict will however depend upon a renewed focus on stable macroeconomic policy and fiscal discipline.   Peace and macroeconomic stability, first In September 2016, South Sudan deposited its accession instruments to the East African...

    26 Oct 2016 | Astrid Haas

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Considerations for South Sudan joining the East African Monetary Union

    27 Sep 2016 | Charles Data Alemi, Astrid Haas, Christopher Adam

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Pursuing WTO accession: Advantages and disadvantages for South Sudan

    11 Jul 2016 | Charles Data Alemi, Jaime de Melo, Astrid Haas

  • Event

    South Sudan, the EAC and the East African Monetary Union

    South Sudan became the sixth member of the East African Community (EAC) in April 2016. This decision to join the EAC is an important step as the world's newest country is developing its trade strategy. As a member of this regional bloc, South Sudan needs to accede to all the existing protocols and become actively involved in the ongoing negotiations for the future ones. For...

    16 June 2016

  • Blog post

    The perils of relying on oil as the only resource for development

    Lesson from their African neighbours suggest that a stronger and more productive South Sudanese economy will have to wean itself of its reliance on oil revenues. Developing off the back of one natural resource is risky for any country. It makes them reliant on external conditions beyond their control, such as global demand and supply. Since June 2014, global oil...

    4 Apr 2016 | Astrid Haas

  • Blog post

    What South Sudan will gain from joining the East African Community

    South Sudan's admittance to the East African Community last week, represents a tremendous opportunity to harness the growth potential that could result from transforming regional trade relationships and attracting greater investment in South Sudan's physical infrastructure. IGC Country Economist Astrid Haas outlines the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead...

    7 Mar 2016 | Astrid Haas

  • Publication - Policy note

    Recommendation for South Sudan to join the East African Community

    1 Mar 2016 | Charles Data Alemi, Jaime de Melo, Astrid Haas

  • Project

    Trade, EAC and WTO accession: Pro-growth options

    As the world's newest nation, South Sudan is currently considering various options for the trade strategy it would like to pursue and that would support economic growth for the country. Within the region, South Sudan has decided to actively engage in accession talks with the East African Community (EAC). These talks commenced in November 2014 and have been relatively...

    1 Mar 2016 | Charles Data Alemi, Astrid Haas, Jaime de Melo, Christopher Adam