Publication Date:

August 3, 2022

 

Summary:

South Sudan is a very fragile post-conflict state and one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate-driven disasters. The pandemic reversed the economic recovery that followed the 2018 peace agreement. The oil price shock from the pandemic resulted in a massive loss of revenue, causing the government to run up expenditure arrears and resume monetary financing. This led to sharp exchange rate depreciation and runaway inflation. The policies implemented under a Staff Monitored Program (SMP) that was approved in March 2021 and supported by two disbursements under the RCF (in November 2020 and March 2021) have helped restore macroeconomic stability and eliminate a long-standing system of multiple exchange rates. Higher oil prices have dampened the effects of floods on lower oil production and sustained international reserves in the face of a rising import bill. The sharp rise in global food prices risks is exacerbating the dire humanitarian situation in South Sudan, where 70 percent of the population suffers from acute food insecurity, at a time when aid budgets are being cut.

Series: Country Report No. 2022/266

Subject: International organization Monetary policy

Frequency: regular

ENGLISH

Publication Date: August 3, 2022

Electronic Access: Free Download. Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file

ISBN/ISSN: 9798400214875/1934-7685

Stock No: 1SSDEA2022001

Pages: 104

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