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16 May 2017 description

In 2005, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement / Army concluded a peace agreement, formally ending the 22-year-old civil war. Following a referendum, South Sudan seceded; donors put billions toward the new state and Sudan’s recovery, supporting – among other things – the development of new state institutions for both countries. However, in December 2013, war broke out again in South Sudan.

06 Sep 2016 description

Key Messages

  • In protracted crises, humanitarian and development approaches to water supply, sanitation and hygiene lack complementarity, undermining sustainable, equitable services.

  • In South Sudan, humanitarian and development WASH programming and delivery have remained siloed, for a range of ideological and practical reasons.

04 May 2016 description

Research reports and studies May 2016
Susan Nicolai, Romilly Greenhill, Maria Ana Jalles d'Orey, Arran Magee, Andrew Rogerson, Leni Wild, Joseph Wales

75 million children aged 3-18 years, living in 35 crisis-affected countries, are in desperate need of educational support. Education for these children has long been neglected, but there is a growing recognition of its central importance.

01 Jun 2015 description

Author(s): Daniel Maxwell, Martina Santschi, Leben Moro, Rachel Gordon, Philip Dau Type: Working Paper
Organisation: Feinstein International Center
Country: South Sudan
Date: 28/05/2015

Full summary:

This paper reports on field research conducted in South Sudan during October 2014 in Juba, Mingkaman (Lakes State) and Ganyiel (Unity State) inquiring into the nature of the humanitarian response carried during the current conflict and the questions and challenges raised by it.

14 Oct 2014 description

1 Introduction

One of the most bitter tragedies of Sudan is that the dilemmas facing humanitarian organizations today are almost exactly those faced repeatedly over the last ten years.
Francois Jean (MSF) 1993

[T]he threat to the children of South Sudan is mounting by the minute ... We are perilously close to seeing history repeat itself.
Anthony Lake (UNICEF) 2014

23 Sep 2014 description

This paper is based on qualitative fieldwork conducted by the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) South Sudan team in Juba, South Sudan in November 2013. This study followed qualitative research conducted in Uror and Nyirol Counties in northern Jonglei State in early 2013, described in the report ‘Livelihoods, access to services and perceptions of governance: An analysis of Uror and Nyirol counties, South Sudan’ (Maxwell et al., 2014a), and a household survey conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and SLRC in 2012, described in d’Errico et al. (forthcoming).

22 Aug 2014 description

Author(s): Daniel Maxwell,Martina Santschi
Organisation: Feinstein International Center
Country: South Sudan
Date: 13/08/2014

01 May 2014 description

This report is based on qualitative fieldwork conducted by the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) South Sudan team in Uror and Nyirol Counties, Jonglei State, South Sudan in January and February 2013. This follows on a household survey conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and SLRC in 2012. Together these studies comprise a baseline analysis of livelihoods, access to social services and people’s perceptions of participation and governance.

22 Mar 2013 description

This report forms part of a one-year DFID-funded research project, implemented by Tearfund and ODI, that aims to explore the links between service delivery of water supply and sanitation and the wider processes of state-building and peace-building in fragile and conflict-affected states.

31 Oct 2012 description

This research focuses on Tearfund’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions implemented through the ‘Capacity Building to Improve Humanitarian Action in the Water Sanitation and Hygiene’ programme, funded by DFID’s Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Department (CHASE).

17 Sep 2012 description

*Little change to estimates of cereals harvests

Maize and wheat prices remain high, but may have peaked*


  • Estimates of cereal harvests have changed little from August to September. Further cuts to estimates of the already bad US maize harvest have been quite small.

  • Hence the sharp price rises seen in the maize and wheat markets in July have probably reached their limit — even if at more than US$320 a tonne for maize, US$365 a tonne for wheat, prices are high.

04 Jul 2012 description

Discussion papers, July 2012

Authors: Daniel Maxwell, Kirsten Gelsdorf and Martina Santschi

On 9 July 2011, the Republic of South Sudanbecame the world’s newest country. The realisation of the South’s independence came after nearly four decades of a civil war that devastated the lives and livelihoods of the South Sudanese. The consequences of the long conflict on people’s lives, livelihoods and access to basic services were devastating, and the new country faces massive challenges in overcoming these.

14 May 2012 description

Abstract: Concerns have been raised that the United Kingdom is reshaping its development approach in order to put its own security interests ahead of those of the poorest – what has been referred to as a 'securitisation of aid’.

More fundamentally, practical attempts at better integrating development and security have frequently been hampered by simplistic understandings of the relationship. As explored in this Working Paper, this has resulted in a lack of innovative approaches for better securing development outcomes and supporting peace.

06 Sep 2011 description

Authors: Fiona Davies, Gregory Smith and Tim Williamson

Experiences in Southern Sudan may shed new light on the continuing aid effectiveness debate. Between 2005 and 2009, the then Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) recorded some significant successes in this area, establishing a government-led approach to aid coordination. It did so by developing its Aid Strategy shortly after the end of the country’s civil war. It also aligned coordination structures to its own capacity.