The Human Truth Foundation

South Sudan (Republic of South Sudan)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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South Sudan
Republic of South Sudan
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index148th best
CapitalJuba
Land Area
LocationAfrica
Population10.7m (2011)1
Life Expectancy56.13yrs (2017)2
GNI$1 882 (2017)3
ISO3166-1 Codes, , 4
Internet Domain5
Currency6
Telephone+7

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

UN HDI (2016)
Lower is better

Rank9
1Norway1
2Australia2
3Switzerland2
...
179Eritrea179
180Sierra Leone179
181Mozambique181
182S. Sudan181
183Guinea183
184Burundi184
185Burkina Faso185
186Chad186
World Avg94.3
q=188.
Social & Moral
Development Index
Higher is better

Points10
1Iceland84.1
2Sweden80.8
3Norway80.0
...
145Iran47.3
146Senegal47.2
147Sao Tome & Principe47.2
148S. Sudan47.1
149Egypt47.1
150Lesotho47.1
151Swaziland46.9
152Cambodia46.5
World Avg54.5
q=198.

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: What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life.

3. Population and Demographics

Old-Age Dependency Ratio (2016)
Lower is better

Per 10011
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.
Life Expectancy (2015)
Higher is better

Years12
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.
Population (2012)13
1China1.4b
2India1.3b
3USA315.8m
...
76Belgium10.8m
77Tunisia10.7m
78Portugal10.7m
79S. Sudan10.7m
80Czech Rep.10.6m
81Guinea10.5m
82Haiti10.3m
83Bolivia10.2m
World Avg36.0m
q=195.

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

4. The Internet

Internet Users (2016)
Higher is better
14
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
159Pakistan18%
160Nepal17%
161Mauritania17%
162S. Sudan17%
163Gambia17%
164Laos16%
165Namibia16%
166Turkmenistan15%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

5. Public Health Issues

Adolescent Birth Rate (2015)
Lower is better

Per 100015
1Korea, N.0.5
2Korea, S.1.6
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)
Higher is better

Avg %16
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.
Smoking Rates (2014)
Lower is better
17
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
67Colombia 359
68Antigua & Barbuda 362
69Yemen 388
70S. Sudan 398
71Belize 400
72Swaziland 427
73Sudan 428
74Costa Rica 432
World Avg 819
q=182.

6. Politics and Freedom

Press Freedom (2013)
Lower is better
18
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
...
120Chad3487
121Brunei3545
122Tajikistan3571
123S. Sudan3620
124Algeria3654
125Ukraine3679
126Honduras3692
127Afghanistan3736
World Avg3249
q=178.

7. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

Personal Charitability
(World Position, 2013-2016)
Lower is better
19
1Myanmar (Burma)1.25
2USA1.5
3New Zealand3.5
...
64S. Africa53.25
65Nepal53.5
66Colombia55.75
67S. Sudan58
68Uruguay61
69Namibia61
70Bolivia61.5
q=156.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2011)
Higher is better
PPP $12
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
q=193.
LGBT Equality (2013)
Higher is better

Score20
1Netherlands405
2Belgium350
3Canada280
...
175St Vincent & Grenadines-100
176Grenada-100
177Jamaica-100
178S. Sudan-100
179St Kitts & Nevis-100
180Barbados-100
181Belize-100
182Tonga-100
q=211.

Current edition: 2013 May 01
Last Modified: 2017 Jun 21
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References: (What's this?)

Charities Aid Foundation
World Giving Index. On www.cafonline.org.

Crabtree, Vexen
(2017) "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" (2017). Accessed 2017 Aug 01.

Lonely Planet
(2014) The World. Subtitled: "A Traveller's Guide to the Planet". Published by Lonely Planet, London, UK. Each chapter is devoted to a specific country and includes a list of the most interesting places to visit and a few other cultural notes..

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2017) Human Development Report. Published by the UN Development Programme. Data for 2015. Analysis conducted by the UN Development Report Office. Available on hdr.undp.org/..

Footnotes

  1. UN (2011) .^
  2. UN (2017) Table 1.^
  3. UN (2017) Gross National Income, per person. Table 1.^
  4. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  5. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  6. According to ISO4217.^
  7. According to ITU-T.^
  8. Lonely Planet (2014) chapter "South Sudan" .^
  9. UN (2017) Table 1. Lower is better.^
  10. "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2017)^
  11. UN (2017) Dashboard 2. Higher is worse. Old-age is counted as 65+, and ratio is of these to people ages 15-64. Projections are for 2030 based on medium-fertility variant of growth.^
  12. UN (2017) Table 1. Higher is better.^^
  13. UN (2013) Table 14.^
  14. internetlivestats.com/internet-users-by-country accessed 2017 Mar 10.^
  15. UN (2017) Table 5. Lower is better.^
  16. World Health Organisation data for 2011-2015 from 7 data series accessed 2017 May 21. Details in "Immunizations: International Statistics on Vaccines and the Autism Scare: 3. World Health Organisation Statistics" by Vexen Crabtree (2017).^
  17. Annual Cigarette Consumption Per Adult (age 15 and above) - compustible cigarettes. Euromonitor International (2014), via tobaccoatlas.org/topic/cigarette-use-globally/ . Accessed 2017 Jun 20.^
  18. Reporters Without Borders Report "2013 World Press Freedom Index: Dashed hopes after spring" at fr.rsf.org/.../classement_2013_gb-bd.pdf accessed 2013 Feb.^
  19. Charities Aid Foundation . Average ranking across years 2013-2016. Lower is better.^
  20. Higher is better. Sources:^

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