Showing all Projects in South Sudan

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    Regional economic spillovers from the South Sudanese civil war: Evidence from formal and informal cross border trade

    Just two and a half years after gaining independence in July 2011, South Sudan’s civil war broke out on the 15th of December 2013. Since then, the conflict has fuelled a humanitarian crisis resulting in devastating social and economic consequences. Beyond claiming tens of thousands of victims and leaving more than a third of the country’s population forcibly displaced,...

    13 May 2020 | Jakob Rauschendorfer, Ben Shepherd

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    The impact of war on primary education enrollment in South Sudan, 2013-2016

    South Sudan has been embroiled in a civil war since 2013, with tens of thousands killed and millions more displaced. The economy has nearly collapsed, severely reducing production and crushingly raising inflation. Prior research has focused on understanding the immediate humanitarian consequences, especially forced displacement and food insecurity. Little knowledge,...

    23 Nov 2017 | Augustino Ting Mayai

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    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

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    Exchange rate options for South Sudan

    The exchange rate has become an increasingly important economic issue in South Sudan in recent years, but particularly so during the current year. For many people, the South Sudanese Pound (SSP) has been increasingly weak and volatile, manifested in a sharply depreciating parallel exchange rate. This has been accompanied by an increasingly severe shortage of dollars,...

    11 Jan 2016 | Keith Jefferis

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    The dynamics of civil service reform and demobilisation

    An oversized public sector constrains efficiency and growth Though challenging, reducing the public sector is an opportunity for a healthier economy Government needs a strategy to reduce and improve its civil service for better growth The study increased awareness of the issue and led to requests for follow-up studies In South Sudan the public...

    4 Sep 2015 | Barbara Nunberg, Peter Biar Ajak, Nada Eissa

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    Fiscal decentralisation

    Overly centralised spending can inhibit an efficient allocation of government services This report is a response to government interest in understanding the introduction of fiscal federalism and how it can also contribute to stability and prosperity. The report found that there is scope for a more efficient allocation of resources across districts that may...

    22 Apr 2015 | Nada Eissa

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    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...

    19 Mar 2015 | Jaime de Melo, Charles Beck

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    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

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    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

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    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