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Reducing poverty through improved agro-logistics in a fragile country : findings from a trader survey in South Sudan (English)

South Sudan is a fragile country.South Sudan is one of the most food insecure countries in the world.Conflict and long standing economic and social changes are disrupting agricultural production, markets, and community livelihoods, which are consequently increasing food insecurity and poverty rates in South Sudan.Though the current macro-economic crisis threatens to worsen food security even further, it also presents an opportunity to tap into South Sudan’s vast agricultural potential.Conflict sensitive efforts to improve agro-logistics in South Sudan are key to increasing the availability of agricultural commodities in markets, which could contribute to better food security.The evidence base on approaches to conflict sensitivity in weak and fragile state situations like South Sudan highlights how agricultural commodity markets are complex sites of authority and control. ... See More +

Working Paper 120347 AUG 01, 2017

Pape,Utz Johann; Benson,Matthew Sterling; Ebrahim,Menaal Fatima; Lole,Jane Yaya Disclosed

Building sustainable public sector capacity in a challenging context (English)

In a conflict-affected and newly independent country like South Sudan, rebuilding public sector capacity is an important aspect of state building, both in the short and in the medium to long term. ... See More +

Working Paper 114588 JAN 01, 2017

Fritz,Verena Maria; Issa,Museme Munira; Ort,Rachel Lemay; Haven,Bernard James; Collin Dit De Montesson,Nicolas Antoine Robert; Wani,Aisha Musa Ali Disclosed

South Sudan - Governance analysis : building sustainable public sector capacity in a challenging context (English)

This report was developed in the first half of 2016, when the signing of the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCISS) and subsequent establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGNU) presented a possible window of opportunity to restart and reset state-building effort, in particular, to initiate a more strategic approach to capacity building. ... See More +

Working Paper 115377 JAN 01, 2017

Fritz,Verena Maria Disclosed

South Sudan - economic update : taming the tides of high inflation - policy options (English)

The Republic of South Sudan emerged in 2011 from decades of conflict as the world’s newest independent country, with huge state and peace building challenges, and extreme institutional and socio-economic deficits.By August 2016, South Sudan displayed all the signs of macroeconomic collapse,with output contracting, and inflation and parallel exchange market premium spiraling.The fiscal deficit remained high, although its exact magnitude is difficult to estimate given the lack of real time data.The financing situation is dire. ... See More +

Working Paper 120563 JAN 01, 2017

Dihel,Nora Carina; Pape,Utz Johann Disclosed

The Sudan interim poverty reduction strategy paper status report : A joint World Bank Group and Sudan’s ministry of finance and economic planning assessment (2012–2014) (English)

Sudan has suffered from prolonged years of conflict, volatile security situation, political transition, unsustainable debt burden, economic and financial sanctions and fragile relations with the international community, all of which have severely constrained the country’s broad-based growth prospects and poverty reduction efforts. ... See More +

Working Paper 115820 NOV 01, 2016

Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - South Sudan (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for South Sudan. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 110026 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

Market integration and poverty : evidence from South Sudan (English)

This paper examines the effects of market integration on household consumption using data on seven food and two energy markets across South Sudan. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7564 FEB 16, 2016

Varela,Gonzalo J.; Cali,Massimiliano; Pape,Utz Johann; Rojas,Esteban Disclosed

Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - South Sudan (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2016 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for South Sudan. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 100850 OCT 01, 2015

Disclosed

Country data report for South Sudan, 1996-2014 (English)

This Country Data Report summarizes the data from the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project for South Sudan. The WGI report six aggregate governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996-2014, covering: i) voice and accountability, ii) political stability and absence of violence, terrorism, iii) government effectiveness, iv) regulatory quality, v) rule of law, and vi) control of corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper 105570 SEP 15, 2015

Disclosed

South Sudan - Youth startup business grant program : program rationale, design and implementation (English)

This report presents the rationale, design and implementation of the South Sudan Youth Startup Business Grant Program. The first of its kind in the conflict-torn South Sudan, the program aims to create opportunities for the South Sudanese youth, especially young women. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS14502 JUN 26, 2015

Pape,Utz Johann Disclosed

Alternative social safety nets in South Sudan : costing and impact on welfare indicators - poverty note (English)

Working Paper 98808 JUN 01, 2015

Pape,Utz Johann; Pontara,Nicola Disclosed

South Sudan - Improving human resource management for strengthened service delivery (English)

The main purpose of this policy note is to analyze key issues related to: (i) the wage bill; (ii) wider issues of how the public service in South Sudan has evolved; and (iii) implications for further reform efforts. ... See More +

Policy Paper ACS13610 FEB 01, 2015

Disclosed

Monitoring welfare and perceptions in South Sudan 2012-2014 : findings from the high frequency South Sudan survey (English)

Since early 2012, the World Bank’s High Frequency South Sudan Survey has collected a panel data set to monitor the welfare and perceptions of citizens in a selected number of state capitals in South Sudan. ... See More +

Working Paper 98381 JAN 01, 2015

Disclosed

South Sudan : impact of a continued internal conflict on food security and poverty – poverty note (English)

Working Paper 98807 OCT 01, 2014

Pape,Utz Johann Disclosed

Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - South Sudan (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for South Sudan. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 92129 OCT 01, 2014

Disclosed

Republic of South Sudan - Analysis of Juba distribution network and capacity building needs in the electricity sector : advisory services document - consultant's summary report (English)

This section of the report aims to provide an analysis and propose specific technical plans for investment in the Juba distribution network to carry out emergency upgrades (as a short term measure) and to enable it to absorb possible power that is foreseen to be delivered from possible increase in supply (such as, through the Fula Rapids HPP). ... See More +

Working Paper ACS84995 JUN 30, 2014

Ahmed, Saleh; Khan, Fouzul Kabir; Sakai, Atsumasa; Kitchlu, Rahul Disclosed

Land governance in South Sudan : policies for peace and development (English)

South Sudan is a new country of 10.5 million people that has just emerged from conflict and still facing challenges with recovery and development. ... See More +

Other Public Sector Study 86958 MAY 01, 2014

Disclosed

South Sudan country opinion survey report (July 2013 - June 2014) (English)

The Country Opinion Survey for FY2013 in South Sudan assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in South Sudan perceive the WBG. ... See More +

Working Paper 88557 MAR 14, 2014

Disclosed

South Sudan - Pilot Reintegration Project : TDRP key learning report (English)

The Pilot Reintegration Project of the Republic of South Sudan’s National DDR Program (NDDRP) was conducted with the overall aim to test reintegration approaches and modalities, and to develop actionable lessons that can inform and improve the Republic of South Sudan’s future DDR programming. ... See More +

Working Paper 102564 JAN 01, 2014

Disclosed

South Sudan - Project management documentation (English)

Disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) has been highlighted as a Government of South Sudan’s (GoSS) priority as an integral component of the country’s progress toward establishing sustainable peace and socio-economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 102562 JAN 01, 2014

Disclosed

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Reducing poverty through improved agro-logistics in a fragile country : findings from a trader survey in South Sudan (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 120347 Working Paper
Building sustainable public sector capacity in a challenging context (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114588 Working Paper
South Sudan - Governance analysis : building sustainable public sector capacity in a challenging context (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115377 Working Paper
South Sudan - economic update : taming the tides of high inflation - policy options (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 120563 Working Paper
The Sudan interim poverty reduction strategy paper status report : A joint World Bank Group and Sudan’s ministry of finance and economic planning assessment (2012–2014) (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 115820 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - South Sudan (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 110026 Working Paper
Market integration and poverty : evidence from South Sudan (English)
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FEB 16, 2016 WPS7564 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - South Sudan (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100850 Working Paper
Country data report for South Sudan, 1996-2014 (English)
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SEP 15, 2015 105570 Working Paper
South Sudan - Youth startup business grant program : program rationale, design and implementation (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 ACS14502 Working Paper
Alternative social safety nets in South Sudan : costing and impact on welfare indicators - poverty note (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 98808 Working Paper
South Sudan - Improving human resource management for strengthened service delivery (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 ACS13610 Policy Paper
Monitoring welfare and perceptions in South Sudan 2012-2014 : findings from the high frequency South Sudan survey (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 98381 Working Paper
South Sudan : impact of a continued internal conflict on food security and poverty – poverty note (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 98807 Working Paper
Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - South Sudan (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92129 Working Paper
Republic of South Sudan - Analysis of Juba distribution network and capacity building needs in the electricity sector : advisory services document - consultant's summary report (English)
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JUN 30, 2014 ACS84995 Working Paper
Land governance in South Sudan : policies for peace and development (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 86958 Other Public Sector Study
South Sudan country opinion survey report (July 2013 - June 2014) (English)
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MAR 14, 2014 88557 Working Paper
South Sudan - Pilot Reintegration Project : TDRP key learning report (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 102564 Working Paper
South Sudan - Project management documentation (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 102562 Working Paper