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

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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Livelihoods and conflict in South Sudan

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.

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Complexities of Service Delivery and State Building

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.

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