Managing Oil Rents from Scarcity to Abundance in South Sudan

Alan Gelb, former World Bank Chief Economist for Africa and now Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, distinguished three key phases for resource management in South Sudan. With many examples drawn from his experience in other countries, he characterized in detail the three phases as managing without oil, transitioning to oil flows and post-oil management and development. A lively discussion with the audience elaborated many issues and also touched upon inclusive governance, corruption, national identity, migration and reform. The Presidential Advisor concluded the discussion with an emphasis on opportunities resulting from the current crisis. The Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports, Dr. Cirino Hiteng Ofuho, closed the workshop with insightful comments on the presentations and discussions.