South Sudan: politics, economy and the current crisis

South Sudan's current crisis is as much a political crisis as it is an economic crisis. This lunch session by PhD candidate Rens Twijnstra explores how patterns of economic governance between 2005 and 2013 are related to the current crisis.

Organised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs & IS Academy Human Security in Fragile States

Wed 18 June 2014 12:30 to 13:30

Venue Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

Questions that will be addressed:

  • Which actors have shaped the economic reform agenda?
  • What has been the impact on state revenue distribution?
  • What are the conditions for successful (or failing) economic reform?

Rens Twijnstra

Rens Twijnstra is PhD candidate of the IS Academy Human Security in Fragile States, and currently works for the African Diaspora Policy Centre. He has done extensive research on entrepreneurship and economic governance in South Sudan, and is set to defend his doctoral thesis on July 1st.


In principle, participation is limited to invitees. For more information, contact Lisa Olsthoorn of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: lisa.olsthoorn@minbuza.nl