World / East Africa
Sunday, 03 Sep 2017 19:05 EATnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.com
A new book by South Sudanese academic Dr Addis Ababa Othow Akongdit examines the challenges facing his nation. In Impact of Political Stability on Economic Development: Case of South Sudan, published by AuthorHouse UK, the academic factors the administrative, ethnic, political and economic issues that must be addressed to improve the young nation’s future.
Akongdit asks: “What is the impact of the political system in South Sudan on economic development? What is the impact of oil resources on sustainable development? What is the impact of the oil shutdown on political and economic stability, and what is the possibility of deficit financing? Is there any possibility for cooperation between Sudan and South Sudan?”
With his book he analyzes the political development of the country to verify that political stability fosters the achievement of economic and social development. He also analyzes the political history of Sudan in general and South Sudan in particular, emphasizing the importance of political stability, among other considerations, as a precondition for socioeconomic development. Other objectives of the study include suggestions on how political stability could be ensured in South Sudan and how good governance may promote political and economic stability.