In Search of the Peace Dividend: the Southern Sudan One Year after the Signatures

Conference Paper

Rolandsen, Øystein H. 2006 In Search of the Peace Dividend: the Southern Sudan One Year after the Signatures, presented at the 7th International Sudan Studies Conference, , 7 April.

Briefing paper presented at the 7th International Sudan Conference in Bergen 6-8 April 2006. 

During the peace negotiations between the Government of the Sudan (GoS) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army it was assumed that the people in the Southern Sudan should benefit from a more or less immediate “peace dividend”. It was further assumed that should the dividend fail to materialise the whole CPA-framework would be in jeopardy. Now, more than one year after the signing ceremony a preliminary discussion of whether such a dividend has materialised and its importance for the continued peace in the Sudan should be desirable.