Skip navigation

Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper

South Sudan’s Infrastructure : A Continental Perspective

ACCESS TO SAFE WATER ACCESS TO WATER SUPPLY ACCESSIBILITY ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS ADSL AIR AIR SAFETY AIR SERVICE AIR TRANSPORT AIR TRAVEL AIRCRAFT AIRPORT AIRPORTS ARTERIES ARTERY ASYMMETRIC DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE AVERAGE TARIFF BACKBONE BACKBONES BACKUP BANDWIDTH BEST PRACTICES BORDER CROSSINGS BOTTLENECKS BRIDGE BROADBAND BUSINESS ACTIVITY BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESSES CABLE CAPACITY BUILDING CAPITAL COSTS CAPITAL EXPENDITURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT CAR CARBON EMISSIONS CARGO CARRIERS CELL PHONE COLLECTION OF BILLS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY COMPETITIVENESS CONGESTION CONGESTION PROBLEMS CONNECTION SPEEDS CONNECTIVITY COST OF POWER COST OF TRANSPORTATION COST RECOVERY COSTS OF POWER COSTS OF TRAVEL CROSSING DIESEL DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER DISTRIBUTION LOSSES DISTRIBUTION NETWORK DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS DOMESTIC TRAVEL ECONOMIC ACTIVITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC MODEL ECONOMIC TARGETS ELECTRICITY ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION ELECTRICITY SECTOR END USERS ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS FEEDER ROADS FINANCIAL FLOWS FINANCIAL RESOURCES FINANCIAL VIABILITY FREIGHT FREIGHT COSTS FREIGHT MOVEMENT FUEL FUEL PRICES FUEL SUBSIDIES FUELS GAS GENERATION GENERATION CAPACITY GENERATION COSTS GENERATORS GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT HEAVY RELIANCE ICT ID INFORMATION COMMUNICATION INFORMATION SYSTEM INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING INNOVATION INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL AVIATION INTERNATIONAL FINANCE INTERNATIONAL GATEWAYS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL INTERURBAN ROAD INTERURBAN ROADS INVESTMENT TARGETS JOURNEY LENGTH OF ROADS LICENSE LICENSES LICENSING AGREEMENTS LIMITED ACCESS LITERACY RATES MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS MANUFACTURING MARGINAL COSTS MARKET ACCESS MARKET CONCENTRATION MARKET SHARE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS MOBILE NETWORKS MOBILE PHONE MOBILE SERVICES MODERN FUELS MODES OF TRANSPORT MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT NATURAL RESOURCE NATURAL RESOURCES OIL OIL EXPORTS OIL RESERVES OPEN ACCESS OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY PENETRATION RATE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS PHONE PORT CONGESTION POSTAL SERVICES POWER POWER COSTS POWER NETWORK POWER PRICES POWER SECTOR POWER SYSTEMS PRICE DIFFERENTIAL PRICE OF DIESEL PRIVATE INVESTMENT PRIVATE SECTOR PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROCUREMENT PRODUCTIVITY RAIL RAIL LINE REGIONAL NETWORKS REGIONAL TRANSPORT RESIDENTIAL USERS RESULT RESULTS REVENUE COLLECTION ROAD ROAD CONDITIONS ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE ROAD LINKS ROAD MAINTENANCE ROAD NETWORK ROAD NETWORKS ROAD QUALITY ROAD SECTOR ROAD TRAFFIC ROAD TRANSPORT ROADS ROUTE ROUTES RURAL ACCESS RURAL ROADS SAFETY SANITATION SANITATION SECTOR SANITATION SERVICES SANITATION UTILITIES SATELLITE SATELLITE CONNECTIONS SECURITY STANDARDS SPEEDS STORAGE FACILITIES SURFACE TRANSPORT TARGETS TAX TECHNICAL STANDARDS TELECOM TELECOMMUNICATION TELECOMMUNICATIONS TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE TELEPHONE TELEPHONES TELEPHONY TRADING PATTERNS TRAFFIC FLOWS TRAFFIC VOLUMES TRANSACTION TRANSACTION COSTS TRANSIT TRANSMISSION TRANSMISSION CAPACITY TRANSPORT CONDITIONS TRANSPORT COSTS TRANSPORT INDICATORS TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORKS TRANSPORT MARKET TRANSPORT NETWORK TRANSPORT SECTOR TRANSPORT SERVICES TRANSPORT USERS TRANSPORTATION NETWORK TRAVEL TIME TRAVEL TIMES TRIP TRUCKING COMPANIES TRUCKS UNIVERSAL ACCESS USES WATER CONSUMPTION WATER INFRASTRUCTURE WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT WATER TARIFFS WATER UTILITIES WEALTH WEB WEB SITE
70
0

Attachments [ 0 ]

There are no files associated with this item.

More Details

Africa | Africa | South Sudan
2012-03-19T18:04:53Z | 2012-03-19T18:04:53Z | 2011-09-01

Newly independent South Sudan faces a challenge in making its own way in infrastructure development. Despite earning $6 billion in oil revenues since 2005, South Sudan's spending has not been proportional to its income, but rather has lagged behind North Sudan's development of infrastructure and social support. South Sudan benefitted from strong donor support during 2004-10, the interim period defined by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. It focused on reestablishing regional transport links and access to seaports as well as rehabilitating its ports, airstrips, and single rail line. South Sudan also successfully liberalized the ICT sector. Nonetheless, the new country's infrastructure remains in such a dismal state that it is difficult to pinpoint a single most pressing challenge. The transport sector accounts for half of the country's spending needs, and water and sanitation account for a further quarter of the total. But so many improvements are needed that the nation cannot realistically catch up with its neighbors within 10 years, or even longer. South Sudan's annual infrastructure funding gap is $879 million per year. Given that the country's total needs are beyond its reach in the medium term, it must adopt firm priorities for its infrastructure spending. It also must attract international and private-sector investment and look to lower-cost technologies to begin to close its funding gap. Although South Sudan loses relatively little to inefficiencies, redressing those inefficiencies will be vital to creating solid institutions to attract new investors and get the most out of their investments.

Comments

(Leave your comments here about this item.)

Item Analytics

Select desired time period