The Human Truth Foundation

South Sudan (Republic of South Sudan)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#south_sudan

South Sudan
Republic of South Sudan
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index193rd best
CapitalJuba
Land Area
LocationAfrica
Population11.0m1
Life Expectancy56.13yrs (2017)2
GNI$1 882 (2017)3
ISO3166-1 CodesSS, SSD, 4
Internet Domain.ss5
CurrencyPound (SSP)6
Telephone+2117

1. Introduction

Book CoverOn 9 July 2011 Africa´s largest country, Sudan, split into two and with that South Sudan, the world´s newest country, was born. The birthing process of the world´s newest country was a violent and bloody one. For decades the people of South Sudan have known little but war as they fought for independence from the north - and potential visitors should know that fighting between the new government and various rebel groups continues today in many parts of the country.

Today South Sudan is one of the poorest, least-developed and most little-known nations on the planet, but the very fact that South Sudan remains such an unknown is the thing that is likely to attract the first intrepid visitors here. And once they arrive they will be amazed by a wealth of tribal groups and excited by national parks packed with vast numbers of large mammals.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)8

2. South Sudan National and Social Development

#economics #human_development

UN HDI (2016)9
Pos.Lower is better
Rank9
1Norway1
2Australia2
3Switzerland2
...
179Eritrea179
180Sierra Leone179
181Mozambique181
182S. Sudan181
183Guinea183
184Burundi184
185Burkina Faso185
186Chad186
World Avg94.3
q=188.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2011)10
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $10
1Qatar$129 916
2Singapore$78 162
3Kuwait$76 075
...
166Mali$2 218
167Chad$1 991
168Benin$1 979
169S. Sudan$1 882
170Afghanistan$1 871
171Uganda$1 670
172Haiti$1 657
173Rwanda$1 617
World Avg$17 240
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
11,12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank11,12
1Taiwan30.2
2Denmark30.5
3Norway30.9
...
188Chad127.0
189Afghanistan128.1
190Equatorial Guinea128.1
191Central African Rep.128.3
192Angola128.9
193S. Sudan133.4
194Tuvalu134.0
195Somalia143.7
World Avg86.4
q=195.

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

3. South Sudan's Demographics

#demographics #health #immigration #life_expectancy #longevity #migration #population

Population:

South Sudan's population is predicted to rise to 16.1 million by 2030.

Population (2018)1
Pos.
Population1
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
80Cuba11.3m
81Burundi11.2m
82Haiti11.1m
83S. Sudan11.0m
84Czechia10.7m
85Dominican Rep.10.6m
86Greece10.5m
87Portugal10.3m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy (2015)10
Pos.Higher is better
Years10
1Hong Kong84.16
2Japan83.68
3Italy83.34
...
175Equatorial Guinea57.91
176S. Africa57.66
177Burundi57.12
178S. Sudan56.13
179Cameroon55.96
180Somalia55.71
181Guinea-Bissau55.49
182Mozambique55.48
World Avg71.27
q=190.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio (2016)13
Pos.Lower is better
Per 10013
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3Chad04.7
...
28Guinea-Bissau06.1
29Lesotho06.1
30Kenya06.1
31S. Sudan06.2
32Tanzania06.2
33Sao Tome & Principe06.2
34Comoros06.3
35Mozambique06.4
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants (2017)14
Pos.
%14
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
70Botswana7.3%
71St Lucia7.2%
72S. Africa7.1%
73S. Sudan6.7%
74Grenada6.6%
75Armenia6.5%
76Bhutan6.5%
77Macedonia6.3%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#equality #freedom #human_rights #politics #south_sudan #tolerance

South Sudan is generally poor at ensuring human rights and freedom compared to the rest of the world. S. Sudan does better than average in speed of uptake of HR treaties15. However S. Sudan performs less well in most areas. It does worse than average for commentary in Human Rights Watch reports16, supporting press freedom17 and in LGBT equality18. Since 2013 South Sudan´s civil war has seen atrocities and war crimes committed consistently by both sides, in some cases possibly constituting crimes against humanity19.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. South Sudan's Health

#health #life_expectancy #longevity #parenting #population #smoking #South_Sudan #vaccines

Health (2020)20,21
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank20,21
1Hong Kong18.0
2Singapore41.5
3Maldives43.3
...
179Papua New Guinea122.0
180Congo, (Brazzaville)123.1
181Gabon131.4
182Iraq132.0
183Ivory Coast132.4
184Angola135.0
185Equatorial Guinea136.4
186Nigeria140.8
187S. Sudan143.3
World Avg92.3
q=187.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Hong Kong, Singapore and The Maldives20. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are S. Sudan, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea20.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are its average life expectancy, its alcohol consumption rate, its fertility rate, its smoking rate, its suicide rate, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance, the prevalence of overweight adults, its adolescent birth rate and its immunizations take-up. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Asia and Europe20, whereas the worst are Africa, Micronesia and Polynesia20.

Health:

South Sudan is a pretty unhealthy country. S. Sudan does better than average for its smoking rate22 (but bad for Africa). But that's it. S. Sudan has problems. It does worse than average in its adolescent birth rate23 (still good for Africa). It falls into the worst 20 in its average life expectancy10. And finally, it is second-from-the-bottom when it comes to its immunizations take-up24. The prevalence of overweight adults has increased by 14% between 1976 and 2016.
Life Expectancy (2015)10
Pos.Higher is better
Years10
1Hong Kong84.16
2Japan83.68
3Italy83.34
...
175Equatorial Guinea57.91
176S. Africa57.66
177Burundi57.12
178S. Sudan56.13
179Cameroon55.96
180Somalia55.71
181Guinea-Bissau55.49
182Mozambique55.48
World Avg71.27
q=190.
Smoking Rates (2014)22
Pos.Higher is worse22
182Montenegro4 125
181Belarus3 831
180Lebanon3 023
...
73Sudan 428
72Swaziland 427
71Belize 400
70S. Sudan 398
69Yemen 388
68Antigua & Barbuda 362
67Colombia 359
66Hong Kong 345
World Avg 819
q=182.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate (2015)23
Pos.Lower is better
Per 100023
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
129Laos64.1
130Honduras65.0
131El Salvador65.2
132S. Sudan65.9
133Belize65.9
134Ghana66.8
135Brazil67.0
136Comoros68.3
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015 (2015)24
Pos.Higher is better
Avg %24
1Hungary99.0
2China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
187Syria62.4
188Ukraine55.2
189Chad52.5
190Nigeria50.0
191Central African Rep.49.4
192Somalia46.0
193S. Sudan45.7
194Equatorial Guinea36.8
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. South Sudan's Modernity and Learning

#education #the_internet

Modernity and Education:

Secondary Education (2018)25
Pos.Higher is better25
1Luxembourg100.0%
2Estonia100.0%
3Austria100.0%
...
135Kenya35.2%
136Honduras33.5%
137Haiti33.2%
138S. Sudan33.2%
139Swaziland32.6%
140Morocco32.2%
141Uganda32.1%
142Angola30.2%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling (2018)26
Pos.Higher is better
Years26
1Australia22.1
2Belgium19.7
3Finland19.3
...
186Sudan7.7
187Mali7.6
188Central African Rep.7.6
189Chad7.5
190Djibouti6.5
191Niger6.5
192Eritrea5.0
193S. Sudan5.0
World Avg13.2
q=193.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users (2016)27
Pos.Higher is better27
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
159Pakistan18%
160Nepal17%
161Mauritania17%
162S. Sudan17%
163Gambia17%
164Laos16%
165Namibia16%
166Turkmenistan15%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.

7. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

Personal Charitability
(World Position, 2013-2016)
28
Pos.Lower is better28
1Myanmar (Burma)1.25
2USA1.5
3New Zealand3.5
...
64S. Africa53.25
65Nepal53.5
66Colombia55.75
67S. Sudan58
68Uruguay61
69Namibia61
70Bolivia61.5
71Honduras61.75
World Avg68.1185897435897
q=156.
Corruption (2012-2016)29
Pos.Higher is better
Avg Score29
1Denmark90.8
2New Zealand90.6
3Finland89.4
...
169Turkmenistan18.2
170Libya16.8
171Iraq16.6
172S. Sudan13.8
173Sudan12.2
174Afghanistan10.8
175N. Korea08.8
176Somalia08.4
World Avg43.05
q=176.
Happiness (2018)30
Pos.Higher is better30
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
149Liberia3.5
150Syria3.5
151Rwanda3.4
152Yemen3.4
153Tanzania3.3
154S. Sudan3.3
155Central African Rep.3.1
156Burundi2.9
World Avg5.38
q=156.

8. Peace Versus Instability

#extremism #politics #religious_violence #terrorism

Impact of Terrorism (2019)31
Pos.Lower is better
Score31
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
131Sudan5.81
132Colombia5.91
133Thailand6.03
134S. Sudan6.32
135Turkey6.53
136Cameroon6.62
137Central African Rep.6.62
138Mali6.65
World Avg2.78
q=150.

9. The Natural Environment

#biodiversity #the_environment

Convention on Biological Diversity
Pos.Earlier is better
Signed
1China1993 Dec 29
2Guinea1993 Dec 29
3Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
154Congo, (Brazzaville)1996 Oct 30
155Kyrgyzstan1996 Nov 04
156Iran1996 Nov 04
157S. Sudan2014 May 18
158Mauritania1996 Nov 14
159Qatar1996 Nov 19
160Bahrain1996 Nov 28
161Turkmenistan1996 Dec 17
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#capitalism #economics #health #inequality #life_expectancy #poverty #social_development

Inequality in Life Expectancy (2019)32
Pos.Higher is worse32
184Chad40.90
183Central African Rep.40.10
182Sierra Leone39.00
181Somalia38.90
180Nigeria37.10
179Mali36.70
178S. Sudan36.20
177Congo, DR36.10
176Benin34.90
175Equatorial Guinea34.60
174Cameroon33.50
173Ivory Coast33.30
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient) (2017)33
Pos.Lower is better
%33
1Ukraine25.0
2Belarus25.4
3Slovenia25.4
...
126Comoros45.3
127Dominican Rep.45.7
128Nicaragua46.2
129S. Sudan46.3
130Cameroon46.6
131Chile46.6
132Seychelles46.8
133Cape Verde47.2
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty (2018)34
Pos.Lower is better
Severity34
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
94Madagascar.453
95Mali.457
96Central African Rep..465
97Ethiopia.489
98Burkina Faso.519
99Chad.533
100S. Sudan.580
101Niger.590
World Avg.154
q=101.