Regional Water Intelligence Report: The Nile Basin and Southern Sudan Referendum


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Regional Water Intelligence Report: The Nile Basin and Southern Sudan Referendum

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Regional Water Intelligence Report


December 2010

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This Regional Water Intelligence Report (RWIR) examines the current political landscape in the Nile Basin and includes a political and legal analysis of the Southern Sudan independence referendum held on 9th January 2011.

The objective is to analyze key political events and their potential impact on Nile cooperation, within the framework of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), with a specific focus on the referendum in Southern Sudan. Some recommendations are explored that the international community could consider taking in the post referendum process to strengthen development and cooperation. The analysis of political events provides input to further analysis on the political economy of water in the Nile basin. The report does not provide a detailed overview of the NBI process to date which is provided elsewhere. Input to the RWIR is based on public referenced information and confidential interviews.

The Report was commissioned by the UNDP Water Governance Facility (WGF), part of the UNDP Water Governance Programme. The report is an independent study to inform UNDP and other actors interested in strategic decision making on current and future regional and national water programming and sustainable investments.


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Water Governance Facility



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