South Sudan

South Sudan and the AfDB

The African Development Bank and South Sudan have a history of cooperation which started after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005. The then territory of Southern Sudan benefitted under the one country two systems approach and later after independence under the Cooperation Agreement signed with the Bank. The country was officially accepted as member of the African Development Bank in May 2012 and in September 2013 it ratified its membership.

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South Sudan Economic Outlook

  • Macroeconomic performance has continued to deteriorate because of the country’s fragile situation and continuing low worldwide oil prices while growth fell by 0.2% in 2015 and the fiscal and current account deficits have increased sharply.
  • On 14 December 2016 the president announced the launch of a national dialogue initiative with the aim of protecting and preserving the unity of the people of South Sudan, ending their suffering, restoring the economy, and focusing on state and nation building.
  • South Sudan does not have a broad and substantive history of private sector development from which entrepreneurial culture will easily develop.

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Key Facts

Capital: Juba
Area: 644,329 sq km
Total Population 2017: 11.3 Million
Urban Population 2017: 18.41%
Female Population 2017: 49.97%
GDP: US$ 11.8 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 790
Inflation Rate: 8.60%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 36.13%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 0
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): -
Membership Date: Under processing
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 34.9 Million

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East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC)

African Development Bank Group
Khushee Tower
Longonot  Road, Upper Hill
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: (254) 20 2712925/ (254) 20 2712926/ (254) 20 2712928
Fax: (254) 20 2712938
Mr. Gabriel Negatu, RRC Director

South Sudan field office

African Development Bank Group
Ministries Road, UNDP Compound, 
P.O. Box 622
Juba, South Sudan

Phone: (211) 956 450 033/(211) 955 007 777

Mr. Abraham MWENDA, Officer-in-charge, South Sudan field office