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Information resources South Sudan

Posted by Megan on July 9, 2011

Here are some suggestions for resources on the economic and security outlook for the world’s newest nation, the Republic of South Sudan:

1. World Bank country page for Sudan

2. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s reports on South Sudan and Sudan includes daily news, monthly assessments, and backgrounders. [McGill subscription]

3. Jane’s Military and Security Assessments has extensive reference information on Sudan, including political climate, maps, military assessments (budgets, armaments, etc.), presence of terrorist groups, demographics, and external relations. In addition, news features provide analysis on the emergence of the newly independent South Sudan. [McGill subscription]

4. The World Bank data site has an article introducing the the Southern Sudan Centre for Census, Statistics and Evaluation, which will collect statistical information for the new nation.

5. The World Bank’s “mapping for results” project also provides a helpful overview of the economic situation of the region.

Incidentally, the New York Times recently published an article praising the World Bank’s many initiatives to make their data freely available, accessible, and generally useful to the public.

See: Stephanie Strom, “World Bank Is Opening Its Treasure Chest of Data,” New York Times, July 2, 2011


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