JSRP and the future

The JSRP drew to a close in 2017 but many of the researchers and partners involved in the programme continue to work on the issues and theories developed during the lifetime of the programme.

Tim Allen now directs the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (FLCA) at LSE where many of the JSRP research team working on northern Uganda and South […]

March 27th, 2018|DFID, News, Public Authority, Publications, Resources|Comments Off on JSRP and the future|
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    Uncovering Relationships between Resource Governance, Public Authority and (In)Security

Uncovering Relationships between Resource Governance, Public Authority and (In)Security

In this blog, Tom Kirk, Jeroen Cuvelier and Koen Vlassenroot explore the JSRP’s Evidence Paper on ‘Resources, Conflict and Governance’ and briefly outline how the programme’s research is beginning to address the paper’s concerns over a lack of literature on resource governance in conflict-affected areas.

The JSRP has focussed on places – including parts of the DRC, South Sudan, CAR […]

Analyzing the Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Congolese Livelihoods

Read the new report by Jeroen Cuvelier, Steven Van Bockstael, Koen Vlassenroot and Claude Iguma, ‘Analyzing the Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Congolese Livelihoods’, on the SSRC website.

The report presents a detailed study of how the Dodd-Frank Act in particular has affected several mining communities in eastern Congo, and the extent to which various conflict minerals initiatives have been implemented on […]

When Kleptocracy Becomes Insolvent: Brute Causes of the Civil War in South Sudan

In a new article published in African Affairs, Alex de Waal argues that South Sudan obtained independence in July 2011 as a kleptocracy – a militarized, corrupt neo-patrimonial system of governance. By the time of independence, the South Sudanese ‘political marketplace’ was so expensive that the country’s comparatively copious revenue was consumed by the military-political patronage system, with almost […]

De Waal: Why South Sudan Needs More Than Oil

In a new article in Foreign Affairs, JSRP Research Director Alex de Waal argues that while the return of oil production to South Sudan is good news in the short term, the country’s longer-term prospects will depend on diversifying their resource base and making peace with their northern neighbour.

Sizzling South Sudan: Why Oil is Not the Whole Story, is […]