This paper uses Alert’s peacebuilding framework to explore questions about peace and peacebuilding in South Sudan and Sudan.
Important underlying factors of conflict remain unaddressed within both countries, and the paper makes three broad recommendations to those in South Sudan and Sudan who are concerned to build a more comprehensive and more stable peace, and to those in the international community wishing to support their efforts.
Use a positive peace framework to define goals and measure progress.
Promote a visioning and sustained dialogue process about peace.
Identify and emphasise how the economy can best support long-term peace.