There are a limited number of UK-based research institutes that include a focus on conflict and development in Sudan. Experts indicate that the Rift Valley Institute (RVI) is the main organisation involved in Sudanese research. Other research institutes that incorporate Sudan or South Sudan in their programming include: the Royal African Society; the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House); ODI; Justice Africa; and the Institute of Development Studies.
Some of the more prominent and widely cited research on Sudanese issues comes from organisations outside of the UK. Therefore, this report also identifies relevant non-UK research bodies such as the Sudd Institute in Juba and the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Bergen, Norway.