Reducing the Big Chance of Youth participation and Joining Conflict
By: Boboya James Edimond | A Scholar of the Practice in International Development Management, Governance and Social Policy | December 2014
Long-term unemployment is worse than poverty as it leads to social exclusion and marginalisation, especially in urban areas, where a person's social status is linked to his/her job or career. Idle youth may be threat to themselves and to the social environment they live in as witnessed in the on-going war. Youth employment will drive economic growth and reduce poverty and may also secure social and environmental sustainability and reduce the big chance of youth participation and joining conflict.
Establishing a Mining Sector in Postwar South Sudan
David K. Deng, Paul Mertenskoetter and Luuk van de Voondervoort | USIP | April 2013
This report is based on research conducted in Juba, Torit, and Kapoeta during August and September 2012. The research provides an initial examination on the underdocumented issue of mining in South Sudan and seeks to provide the government of South Sudan with evidence-based recommendations that can help it to develop a regulatory framework that will provide equitable benefits to all concerned parties. This report was made possible through financial and editorial support from the United States Institute of Peace.
The New Frontier: A baseline survey of large-scale land-based investment in Southern Sudan
David K. Deng | NPA | March 2011
This report is part of a baseline survey of large-scale land-based investment in Southern Sudan prepared for Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA). It presents data on 28 foreign and domestic investments planned or underway across the ten states of Southern Sudan. In just four years, between the start of 2007 and the end of 2010, foreign interests sought or acquired a total of 2.64 million hectares of land (26,400 km2) in the agriculture, forestry and biofuel sectors alone. That is a larger land area than the entire country of Rwanda. If one adds domestic investments, some of which date back to the pre-war period, and investments in tourism and conservation, the figure rises to 5.74 million hectares (57,400 km2), or nine percent of Southern Sudan’s total land area.
Local Justice in Southern Sudan
Cherry Leonardi et al. | USIP | September 24, 2010
This study is the result of collaboration between the United States Institute of Peace and the Rift Valley Institute (RVI), leveraging the former’s broader work on customary justice and legal pluralism and the latter’s extensive knowledge of the region. This report empirically analyzes the current dynamics of justice at the local level, identifying priorities for reform according to the expressed needs and perceptions of local litigants.