LSE (2010). Southern Sudan at Odds with Itself
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The objective of this report is to provide evidence that will inform key actors in Southern Sudan in consulting Southern Sudan’s citizens and in designing, implementing and prioritising policies and activities that support peace and stability. Three research teams, comprised of researchers from the Southern Sudan Peace Commission (SSPC), the London School of Economics and Political Science
Development Studies Institute (LSE/DESTIN) and Juba University’s Centre for Peace and Development Studies (CPDS), spent a month gathering data in Eastern Equatoria, Upper Nile and Greater Bahr el-Ghazal in October and November 2009. The teams conducted close to 300 extended qualitative interviews with local government officials, NGO and UN staff as well as individual or focus group discussions with local leaders and residents. In addition, several methods were used for triangulation, including 354 questionnaire based surveys administered to randomly selected individuals, drawing competitions in schools and participatory exercises with women, youths and elders. In addition further follow-up research was conducted during the elections in April 2010.