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Revitalizing Peace in South Sudan. Citizens Perception of the Peace Process.This study was made possible by financial support from Open Society Institute for East Africa(OSIEA) and the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA). David K. Deng supervised the research and authored the report. Farouk Ismail, Gasper Amule and Victor Bol led on enumerator recruitment, training and fieldwork. Field data was collected by: Alfred Angok Bol, Amanya Joseph, Arymo Ester, Ayuen John Mariar, Gabriela Adeng Mawiir, Isaac Ohisa, Malual Bol Kiir,Mai Malual, Mary Jokudu, Moses Opio, Nyak Simon Leith, Nyidhour Mamer, Santino Agheer and Suzan Eva James.

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Special Report - Comparative Analysis of South Sudan Peace Agreements.Since 2013, South Sudan continues to be engulfed in violent conflict that has caused untold humansuffering. Despite the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) signed by the Government of South Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement or Army in Opposition (SPLM-IO), fighting has not stopped. In 2016, deadly fighting broke out at the Presidential Palace which later spread throughout the country that claimed thousands of lives, displaced millions and destoryed countless amount of properties. Equally, the conflict led to increase in criminality by armed men against civilians as well as international non-governmental organizations (INGOs)compounds and personnel. Consequently, government stepped up its surveillance, patrols, and curfew at night in most towns especially in the capital, Juba and set up road blocks to curb the rising rate ofcrimes. The heightened security measures affected humanitarian aid delivery and fundamental freedoms of movement, association and expression among other issues

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South Sudan FY 2018-2019 Budget Analysis. This preliminary report on the South Sudan National Budget 2018-2019 covers snapshot analysis of the budget as presented in its first reading by the National Minister of Finance and Economic Planning. Our analysis aims to highlight the government calculations of the budget, the allocation of funds to critical sectors and examining government budget discipline in expenditure management. Overall, the allocations to the crucial spending agencies does not correspond to the growing demands for basic social services (health, water, education, agriculture/food security and roads) which are core responsibility of the government. These sectors’ allocations also are among the lowest in the East Africa Community Member states and fall short of meeting global financing obligations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With the expected increase in oil production, global oil prices and non-oil revenue collection, we believe the government should increase spending to these sectors as a matter of urgency so as to deliver peace dividends to the population. Our brief analysis of the 2017/2018 burn rate showed serious budget indiscipline as some spending agencies overspent while others like health and education abismally underspent. We have also witnessed increase salary arrears across spending agencies depsite substantive account balances.

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180301 Youth HLRF Debrief Report Juba.Following phase I of the HLRF that was conducted between 18th and 22nd December, 2017 in Addis Ababa; Ethiopia, which resulted to the signing of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA), it has to be noted that the national youth have been less represented with only one youth (Koiti Emily) who seats inside the negotiation room as a delegate with no body directly backing her up in the technical team outside the hall unlike the other groups like the CSO, women and the private sector among others. However, during the phase II of the forum, one youth (Wani Michael) voluntarily represented the youth in the technical team like any other interest group in order to advance the interest of the youth to be incorporated into the agreement

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