In two weeks, the United States will host an Economic Partners Forum for South Sudan in Washington, D.C. The U.S., along with representatives from the U.K., Norway, and the European Union will gather to discuss economic issues and possible solutions for South Sudan.
Important organizations, including the World Bank, the African Development Bank, and the International Monetary Fund will also be in attendance and will collaborate with the other governments present in finding solutions for South Sudan’s economic issues. Challenges that plague the new nation include the need to diversify the country’s economy to promote “sustainable long-term growth.” The oil shutdown in the country has also worsened the economic climate within the last year.
The government partners and financial organizations in attendance at the Economic Forum will work with the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to implement any recommendations that are made and will “offer support for sound government policy-making.”
– Christina Kindlon