Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Philip Rush: Field Research in Southern Sudan

Philip Rush in Southern Sudan

September 4, 2009

Recently Philip traveled to Southern Sudan to perform field research focusing on a number of factors related to security and small arms possession.

"I think it was a resounding success! It was hot, the food was bearable and we suffered little in the way of medical problems. Not an easy task in Central and Western Equatorial Sudan. We trained 30 enumerators for five days and then concluded field research in four counties (Juba, Yei, Mundri and Maridi) for another five days.

"We focused on security perceptions, small arms possession, returnees, perceptions of returnees by stayees and baseline economic data. In all we received 523 respondents. Not bad...we are processing the data as we speak. BICC will be publishing the official report by the end of the month. 

"I've learned a great deal on so many different subjects and I wanted to thank you, the IPSS staff and everyone else who has contributed to making my time here at BICC a reality. It's been amazing so far!"

View more amazing photos from Philip's photo album.

The final report of the research that Philip participated in gathering in southern Sudan is now available on the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) website.

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