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  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Building State Capabilities: Latest Research and Policy

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) sponsored its first “Growth Forum” in South Sudan on 10th December 2012. The event was co-sponsored by the Centre for Strategic Analyses and Research (C-SAR). The forum was focused on “Building State Capabilities” and brought two leading economists from the United States to present policy relevant research to an audience that...

    4 Sep 2014 | Lant Pritchett, Nada Eissa

  • Project

    Managing Oil Savings

    South Sudan is unique in many ways. A new country, landlocked, formed in very difficult conditions and still facing many unresolved issues with limited capacity in many areas. Highly dependent on oil for exports and fiscal revenues, it has recently experienced the destabilizing sequence of an oil-led spending boom in 2010 and 2011 followed by a sharp spending cutback in...

    4 Sep 2014 | Charles Phillip McPherson

  • Project

    Benefits and costs from joining the EAC

    Barely a year old, and emerging from decades of strife in a still highly volatile region, South Sudan, the newest member of the world community, faces important choices regarding the nature, pace and design of regional integration strategies. It does so in a context of acute constraints - physical, infrastructural, institutional and in human resource terms - stemming in no...

    4 Sep 2014 | Pierre Sauvé

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Macroeconomic Management in a Mineral-Rich Economy (Policy Brief)

    1 Sep 2014 | Keith Jefferis

  • Country

    South Sudan

    IGC South Sudan researches the country's development and informs policy with analysis and evidence. The programme focuses on resource management, improved monetary management, investments in people to raise incomes, and inclusive growth.

    4 Aug 2014

  • Blog post

    Creating a nation-state, and an economy, in South Sudan

    South Sudan is in the news again. Conflict has flared up and we are reminded that political problems and ethnic tension are never the causes of anything. Rather, they are the predictable effects of dysfunctional economies and incoherent governance. Civil conflict arises and persists when young males cannot find superior livelihood prospects. Predatory behavior is an...

    4 Mar 2014 | Daniel Bromley

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Oil in South Sudan: Implications from International Experience (Working Paper)

    11 Oct 2013 | James Cust, Torfinn Harding

  • Project

    Institutions and the Oil Sector in South Sudan

    Oil is the lifeline of the South Sudan economy now and over the medium term. It accounted for about half of the country’s GDP, and most of the country’s exports (about 97 %) and government’s revenue (about 98 %) in the period 2008-2011. Oil production of 360 thousand barrels per day in 2011 resulted in high export earnings, high government revenues and an income per...

    1 Jul 2013 | Torfinn Harding, James Cust

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Trade strategy pillars for South Sudan (working paper)

    11 May 2013 | Jaime de Melo