This report is one of a series based on qualitative fieldwork conducted by the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) South Sudan team in Uror and Nyirol Counties, Jonglei State, South Sudan in January and February 2013 (prior to the outbreak of violent conflict in December, 2013). It focuses on SLRC programme questions around internal state building processes, and livelihoods in fragile and conflicted affected settings.