NDI report on Public Opinion in South Sudan

March 29, 2012, 8:55 p.m.

The National Democratic Institute has released a report regarding public opinion in South Sudan entitled "Governing South Sudan: Opinions of South Sudanese on a Government That Can Meet Citizen Expectations" which has detailed findings from focus group discussions with South Sundanese citizens.

Following independence, the question that now interests South Sudanese most is how to govern and unite a country with such immense ethnic diversity and such a troubled history of ethnic conflict. This study, based on 44 focus group discussions conducted from November 3 - November 28, 2011, with 545 participants across all 10 states in South Sudan, asked South Sudanese to explore the answer. In it, they provide their thoughts on creating an inclusive and fair government that would resolve tribal tensions and suggest ways in which that government can increase their confidence in its ability to deliver a better life for all.

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