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

  • The drop in oil revenues is having a significant negative impact on the South Sudan’s economy; the level of GDP is estimated to have fallen by more than 5% in 2015, and the government net oil-revenue forecast for the 2015/16 fiscal year was only 17% of the previous year.
  • The parties to the South Sudan civil conflict signed a Peace Agreement in August, although significant progress in its implementation has been slow.
  • The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, with over 2.2 million people displaced by the continuing civil conflict as of November 2015.

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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