South Sudan: A Politics of Demise or a Vision for Progress?


Jok Madut Jok, executive director of South Sudan’s The Sudd Institute, published an analysis on 9 March 2013 titled “South Sudan: A Politics of Demise or a Vision for Progress?”

He noted that South Sudan has made significant progress on establishing governmental institutions, reforming the military, structuring the public service, and improving healthcare and education. But South Sudan also faces daunting challenges: insecurity, economic woes resulting from discontinued oil production over disputes with Sudan, insufficient national cohesion, and lack of well-coordinated home-grown national development goals that include a clear road map.

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