Philip Dau

Philip DauVisiting Fellow

Philip Dau is the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at the National Bureau of Statistics for South Sudan, and the convener of the Livelihoods Analysis Forum. Among other things, he is responsible for leading the Integrated Phase Classification analysis for South Sudan. He has been a member of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) team for South Sudan since its inception in 2012. His experience with humanitarian assistance and livelihoods analysis stretches back to the civil war when he was one of the early members of staff for the Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission’s monitoring and evaluation system during Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS). He was part of the team that developed the South Sudan Livelihoods Profiles.

Feinstein Publications

Statebuilding and legitimacy: experiences of South Sudan
Politics, Governance, Post conflict action, and humanitarian action research

This report uses South Sudan as an example to interrogate people’s perceptions of the state, asking what – if not service delivery – fosters state legitimacy.

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Key Lessons Learned on International Engagement

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

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