Martina Santschi

Feinstein Publications

Key Lessons Learned on International Engagement
keylessonslintlengage

This paper explains that aid actors in South Sudan have largely failed because they applied technical solutions to political problems.

Read More
Livelihoods and conflict in South Sudan
LivelihoodsandconflictSS-SLRC

This briefing paper recommends a rethink in the way that aid actors approach questions of recovery and livelihood. Rather than a simplistic either/ or approach, what is needed is a much more localized and deeper analysis of conflict, inter-communal grievances and inter-communal relations.

Read More
Complexities of Service Delivery and State Building
complexservicedelandstatebld

This paper describes the findings from research carried out in several areas of South Sudan in the context of armed conflict and raiding. The findings show that despite state-building efforts, service delivery remained inadequate in remote areas and that the interface between service delivery and people’s perceptions of the state is complex.

Read More
Trajectories of international engagement with state and local actors: Evidence from South Sudan
trajectories of international engagement thumbnail

What can international aid policymakers and practitioners learn from the history of international engagement with South Sudan prior to and during the current conflict? This paper traces shifts in international…

Read More
Questions and Challenges Raised by a Large-Scale Humanitarian Operation in South Sudan
SLRC-Questions-and-Challenges-Raised-thumbnail

This working paper analyzes the relationships between international humanitarian aid agencies and the government structures they engage with in South Sudan.

Read More
From post-conflict recovery and state building to a renewed humanitarian emergency: A brief reflection on South Sudan
From-post-conflict-recovery-and-state-building-to-a-renewed-humanitarian-emergency-A-brief-reflection-on-South-Sudan-1
By Daniel Maxwell, Martina Santschi | August 2014

Since December 2013 – only two and a half years after becoming an independent country – South Sudan has been mired in a deep political, military, and humanitarian crisis. This…

Read More
Looking back to look ahead? Reviewing key lessons from Operation Lifeline Sudan and past humanitarian operations in South Sudan
Looking-back-to-look-ahead-..

This paper reviews large-scale humanitarian operations in South Sudan, focusing on what lessons can be learnt from Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS). The paper is structured as follows: The first section…

Read More
Livelihoods, access to services and perceptions of governance: An analysis of Uror and Nyirol counties, South Sudan
Livelihoods,-access-to-services-and-perceptions-of-governance-in-South-Sudan-1

This report is based on qualitative fieldwork conducted in Uror and Nyirol Counties, Jonglei State, South Sudan and a household survey conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)…

Read More
Livelihoods, Basic Services and Social Protection in South Sudan
Livelihoods-basic-services-and-social-protection-in-South-Sudan-1

This paper summarizes the existing literature on livelihoods, basic services and social protection in South Sudan; presents a brief analysis of this literature, and lays out potential research questions for the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC).

Read More