South Sudan’s transitional government: realities, challenges and opportunities

The country's transition has been arduous due to structural political disputes and deep-seated corruption.

South Sudan’s Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity provides a roadmap to resolve the country’s civil war. But the transition has not been smooth due to profound structural political disputes, deep-seated corruption, inter-communal conflicts and a shrinking economic base. This report analyses the challenges facing the transitional government and the opportunities for stabilisation.

About the author

Dr Emmaculate Asige Liaga is an associate post-doctoral researcher at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, Graduate Institute Geneva. She has a Doctorate from the University of Pretoria (2020) and a Master’s from the University of Manchester (2016). Her research interests include peace and security, and conflict resolution, mediation and intervention in Africa.

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Development partners
This report is funded by the Government of the Netherlands. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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