Sudan Economic Outlook

  • Sudan’s economic growth rose to above 5% in 2015 and is expected to increase further to above 6% in 2016 and 2017, mainly driven by agriculture and extractive industries and supported by improved macroeconomic policies.
  • Challenges continue to be sustaining economic policy reforms, economic stability, civil war, and meeting the country’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); but a positive outcome of the national dialogue is hoped to lead to an end of the civil war and improvement in economic stability.
  • A coherent urban-development strategy is needed to better cope with population growth, the internal displacements of people due to the continuing civil war and the currently weak urban-rural linkages.

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Key Facts

Capital: Khartoum
Area: 2,506,000 sq km
Total Population 2017: 42.2 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 124.0 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 1,840
Inflation Rate: 16.00%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 31.90%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 165
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.490
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 471.0 Million

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Sudan field office

African Development Bank Group
Higleig Petroleum Tower - 7th Floor
Obaid Khatim Street
P.O Box 644
Khartoum, Sudan

Tel: +249 183236131/ +249 183236240/ +249 183236320

Dr. Abdul B. Kamara, Resident Representative