South Sudan

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    • 2011
    • Rupa Ranganathan, Cecilia M. Briceño-Garmendia
    • PPIAF, World Bank Group (WBG)

    AICD Country Report: South Sudan’s Infrastructure

    A Continental Perspective

    This study is a product of the Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic (AICD), a project designed to expand the world’s knowledge of physical infrastructure in Africa. The AICD provides a baseline against which future improvements...

    • 2013
    • Jean Philippe Prosper, Emmanuel Nyirinkindi
    • World Bank Group (WBG)

    Perspective. The Hopeful Continent

    More than a decade ago, The Economist christened Africa “the hopeless continent,” lamenting its prospects for growth and change. Today, the tide has turned. In 2013, the very same magazine lauded the improvement in lives in Africa over the past...

    • 2013
    • Jane Jamieson, IFC
    • World Bank Group (WBG)

    Waiting for Water

    Getting off the plane for the first time in Juba, South Sudan, I was amazed at the number of water trucks. There were dozens of them on every street, delivering water everywhere: from the private water tanks at wealthy houses, to trucks refilling...

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