South Sudan

  • Population 10,975,920
  • Area (km2) 633,906
  • GDP per capita (USD) N/A
  • TPES (Mtoe) 0.62
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 1.4

South Sudan’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is moderate.

While there are some policies and measures in place, more concrete steps must be taken to strengthen South Sudan’s performance across all indicators and underlying sub-indicators. Particular attention should be given to improving regulatory effectiveness and reinforcing the respect for property rights.

risk level

Of the three risks assessed in EIRA, discrimination between domestic and foreign investors is lower compared to unpredictable policy and regulatory change and breach of State obligations.
  • 51%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 51%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 58%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

South Sudan has a good performance on one indicator, a moderate performance on two indicators, and a low performance on one. It has the highest score on the indicator management of decision-making processes (65). On the indicators regulatory environment and investment conditions and rule of law, it has received a score of 42 each. Its score on foresight of policy and regulatory change stands at 40.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, South Sudan’s overall sub-indicator performance is moderate. The highest-scoring sub-indicator is institutional governance at 69. On the sub-indicator transparency, it has scored 61, followed by restrictions on FDI and management and settlement of investor-State disputes, both at 50. It has a score of 43 on the sub-indicator communication of vision and policies. Its score is 38 on robustness of policy goals and commitments. The lowest-scoring sub-indicators are regulatory effectiveness and respect for property rights, both at 33.