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One Year After South Sudan's Independence: Opportunities and Obstacles for Africa's Newest Country

Efficient and Equitable Natural Resource Management

Efficient and Equitable Natural Resource Management

John Mukum Mbaku and Jessica Elaine Smith suggest ways in which South Sudan can enhance the equitable and efficient allocation of its natural resources, minimizing the “resource curse”, and use its enormous resources to promote sustainable economic growth and development. They emphasize that the government must manage the oil sector as one part of a greater transparent, comprehensive program to develop a well-integrated national economy and reject the colonial-era Nile Waters Agreements.

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