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

South Sudan is the most oil-dependent country in the world; oil accounts for the bulk of its exports, approximately 60% of GDP and more than 95% of government revenues. Economic performance has been hindered by current global headwinds and the country’s fragility challenges. The combination of the sharp drop in oil prices (from $110 per barrel in 2014 to roughly $50 in 2017) and the reduction in oil production following the outbreak of the ongoing civil war sharply reduced the growth rate. Real GDP contracted 5.3% in 2015 and 13.1% in 2016, and it is projected to decline 6.1% in 2017.

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Key Facts

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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 country 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. Benedict S KANU, Country manager, South Sudan country office