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Title:Poverty issues in South Sudan and Sudan
Editor:Verdier-Chouchane, Audrey
Periodical:African Development Review (ISSN 1467-8268)
City of publisher:Oxford
Geographic terms:Sudan
South Sudan
poverty reduction
public investments
External link:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/afdr.v28.S2/issuetoc
Abstract:In South Sudan, based on the 2009 National Baseline Household Survey (NBHS), more than half of the population lives below the national poverty line. The prevalence of undernourishment in South Sudan is 47 per cent of the population which is categorized as very high severity (Guvele et al., 2012). Similarly, Sudan records a high poverty incidence, estimated at 46.5 per cent of the population in 2009, of which 80 per cent are located in rural areas.This special issue presents four articles related to a better understanding of poverty challenges based on the 2009 NBHS, and to the best policy options for reducing poverty and inequality in South Sudan and Sudan. Contributions: A comparative analysis of multidimensional poverty in Sudan and South Sudan (Paola Ballon and Jean-Yves Duclos); The key role of education in reducing poverty in South Sudan Child (Abebe Shimeles and Audrey Verdier-Chouchane); Labour and schooling in South Sudan and Sudan: is there a gender preference? (Valérie Bérenger and Audrey Verdier-Chouchane); Sudan and South Sudan: distributional impact of public spending and taxation (David E. Sahn and Stephen D. Younger). The introductory chapter highlights the key macroeconomic and poverty challenges in South Sudan and Sudan, addressing the difficulties of creating good conditions for economic growth as well as challenges in social context and human development. [ASC Leiden abstract]