The economic cost of a return to conflict in Sudan
After years of conflict, South Sudan voted in January 2011 to become an independent state, with the date set for July 9th. There is some hope this will help to bring peace; but a return to violence is still a real risk. This would not only have a terrible human cost, but also an economic one. The Aegis Trust asked Frontier to estimate the scale of this loss, to inform decisions in Sudan, its neighbours and the wider international community.