- In 2013 real GDP grew by 3.6%, up from 1.4% in 2012, driven by agriculture, oil, gold and transit fees. It is predicted to recede slightly in 2014 to 2.7% because of fiscal consolidation, and is projected to reach 3.8% in 2015. Inflation remained high at 36.2% and is forecast to drop to 26.8% in 2014 and projected at 23.2% for 2015.
- Private small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to face challenges. High costs of inputs including labour and infrastructure services appear as major obstacles to the development and economic diversification of SMEs. Also Sudan’s ratings on contract enforcement, protecting investors and registering property deteriorated.
- Integration into global value chains (GVCs) provides opportunities. But the high costs of production, together with the numerous taxes along the supply chains and the weak linkages, would undermine these prospects; nevertheless the government continues efforts with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to boost agro-industrial value addition.
Public Financial MANGT Project
Technical Assistance & Cb to the Preparation of Full Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (TCB - PRSP)
Sudan field office
African Development Bank Group
Higleig Petroleum Tower - 7th Floor
Obaid Khatim Street
P.O Box 644
Tel: +249 183236131/ +249 183236240/ +249 183236320
Mr. Abdul Kamara, Resident Representative
|Area:||2,506,000 sq km|
|Total Population 2013:||38.0 Million|
|Urban Population 2013:||33.48%|
|Female Population 2013:||49.83%|
|GDP:||US$ 70.5 Billion|
|GNI Per Capita 2013:||US$ 1,500|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000):||33.50%|
|Human Development Index (rank / 187):||171|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1):||0.414|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013):||UA 388.2 Million|