African Development Fund Board approves $37.2 million in credit risk participations by the Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility for non-sovereign operations in Kenya, Sudan and Senegal

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group, approved on January 15, 2020, credit risk participations by the Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility (PSF) for projects in Kenya, Sudan and Senegal. The agreement covers operations cumulatively valued at $37.2 million and includes a corporate loan to support an East African agribusiness firm’s domestic and regional expansion, and two lines of credit targeting SME borrowers. Launched in 2015 by the ADF, the PSF provides credit risk participations in low-...

Sudan: African Development Bank approves $21.783 million grant for roll out of solar-powered irrigation

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a grant to the government of Sudan to accelerate the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps in the country’s West Kordofan and North Kordofan states. The project will enable farmers’ adoption of renewable energy technology through the installation of 1,170 photovoltaic (PV) irrigation pumps, the establishment of maintenance and repair workshops for the pumps, and the supply of equipment for a pump testing laboratory to provide certification and training. Agriculture is an important economic sector in Sudan. In 2016,...

Sudan: African Development Bank approves $60 million loan to support Elnefeidi Group’s agricultural expansion

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a $60m loan to Elnefeidi Group Holding Company to help finance its long-term agriculture and food expansion programme. The planned expansion includes increasing agricultural productivity, enhancing related infrastructure, food processing and distribution. It will directly contribute in developing Sudan’s livestock value chain (poultry and beef) by increasing the country’s export capacity for value-added livestock products. This will help reduce the economic value that the country loses by exporting millions of...

Sudan - Public financial and macroeconomic management capacity building project - Project Completion Report

The project development objective is to build and enhance transparency, accountability and efficiency in the use of public resources, macroeconomic policy and debt management through institutional strengthening and capacity building and thereafter developing a robust system for tracking and reporting of public revenues. This objective is aligned to pillar 1 of the I-PRSP (2011-2014) and pillar II of National Development Plan (NDP) for (2012-2016) both focus to strengthen governance and institutional capacity in the public sector. Strengthening of government capacity in PFM being the centre...

Sudan - Sustainable Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project for North and South Kordofan - Project Appraisal Reports

The objective of the project is to improve households’ livelihoods and resilience against climate variability and change in the project areas through provision of reliable water and sanitation services, including those of nomadic communities. Project outputs include: 1) Water service improvement to address challenges of water shortage in the target areas; 2) Sanitation and hygiene to promote good sanitation and hygiene practices for improved health; and 3) Capacity development aimed at economic empowerment of communities as well as ensuring sustainability of the investment. The project...

Sudan: African Development Bank approves $31.3 million grants for water and sanitation facilities

The African Development Bank Group on 9 October, 2019 approved an African Development Fund (ADF) grant of $30 million and a $1.3 million grant from the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund for the upgrading of water and sanitation facilities in Sudan’s North and South Kordofan states. The project will improve livelihoods and build resilience against climate change in the two states, including nomadic communities, by enhancing reliability of water and sanitation services and enhancing the public health system to benefit some 435,000 people. It is expected to create...

Eastern Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper 2018 - 2022

The Bank Group Regional Integration Strategy Paper for Eastern Africa (EA RISP) 2018-2022 articulates strategic priorities and a corresponding indicative Operational program for the Bank’s support to regional economic integration in Eastern Africa. It has been prepared in the larger context of the Bank’s strategic direction and recent regional, continental and global developments. These developments include the adoption, in 2015, of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063, the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), and the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)...

Sudan - National Climate Change Profile

The Republic of the Sudan (henceforth, ‘Sudan’, shown below in Table 1-1), also known as North Sudan since South Sudan's independence, is a country in Northern Africa. As the third-largest country in Africa, Sudan’s landscape includes several distinct biogeographic regions and features, including the coastline of the Red Sea, the inland catchment and plains of the Nile River, savanna woodlands in the south and extensive semi-desert and desert in the central and northern interior. The majority of the country is classified as semi-arid or desert climate.

Sudan Economic Report - After Two Decades of "Solitude" Targeted strategies for quick economic wins

This Sudan Country Economic Report, the first in a new series, confirms that it is time for the country to generate, borrow, and use the best ideas out there. It shows that the permanent removal of U.S. economic sanctions creates an incentive for the government to deepen policy reforms. That would strengthen the case for heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) debt relief, which might enlarge the fiscal space, attract more concessional financing, and help reintegrate Sudan into the global economy.

Multinational - Drought Resilience and Sustainable Program In the Horn of Africa - DRSLP II - Appraisal Report

The Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program -Project II is the second intervention ina long term Bank Programme to build communities’ resilience to drought and Climate Change,improve their livelihood and promote regional integration in the Horn of Africa. Project II aims to scale up the Program interventions in Ethiopia and extend it to Eritrea, Somalia and Sudan. The Project is expected to develop infrastructures for i) water mobilisation and management, and ii) livestock production, health and marketing. It will also build the capacity of the populations and Governments of...

2011-2015 - Eastern Africa-Regional Integration Strategy Paper - Draft Version

Regional Integration is at the core of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) mandate and is a key priority area in the Bank’s Medium Term Strategy (MTS), 2008-2012. In keeping with this strategic thrust, the Board approved a Regional Integration Strategy (RIS), 2009-2012, in March 2009, which commits the Bank to preparing Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs) to provide an analytical framework for streamlining regional operations (ROs) in the Bank and identify the Regional Public Goods (RPGs) for which the Bank could potentially provide funding support. The timing of the preparation of...

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - Second Quarter 2014

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists and country program officers of the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC), Nairobi, Kenya. The publication covers thirteen countries including Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan1 , Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Bulletin is part of the AfDB’s monitoring of socio-economic developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the sub-region for which data...

EOI – Sudan - Consultancy Services for the Design and supervision of works for water supply systems

The Government of Sudan, has applied for financing from the African Development Fund toward the cost of the Sustainable Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in North & South Kordofan, and intends to apply part of the proceeds to cover eligible payments under the contract for Consultancy Services for the Design and Supervision of Works for Water Supply Infrastructure

EOI – Sudan - Gender and Social Inclusion Policy Development - ICBIAWS-PS

The Republic of Sudan has received grant financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Institutional Capacity Building for Improved Access to Water and Sanitation in Port Sudan, and intends to apply part of the proceedsto payments under the contract for Gender and Social Inclusion Policy Development.

African Development Bank: Manufacturing key to boost economic growth and job creation in East Africa – Regional Economic Outlook Report

The manufacturing sector will hold the key to future growth in East Africa, the African Development Bank’s lead Economist for the Bank’s East Africa Regional Office has emphasised. Speaking during the launch ceremony of the report held 4 April in Nairobi, Kenya, Dr Marcellin Ndong-Ntah said the manufacturing sector’s potential to accelerate regional economic growth, generate more job creation, and ultimately reduce poverty was significant. “In order to achieve this objective, countries must continue to look for alternative sectors of economic growth, emphasise regional trade and...

In Sudan technology helps farmers overcome wheat woes

Farmers and other players in Sudan’s agricultural sector are celebrating the success of new heat-resistant wheat varieties which could transform the food landscape in Sudan. The country has been hard hit by a severe bread shortage and sharp price increases last year. Locals blamed the bread shortage on a lack of foreign currency, which deepened a crisis that was triggered after the government halted wheat import subsidies. Extreme heat has in recent years also affected wheat yields. Thanks to the new cultivars such as Imam, Zakia and Bohain, Sudan’s wheat-growing areas saw a rise in...

Regional Economic Outlook 2019 - East Africa

East Africa comprises 13 countries that are diverse in many aspects (box 1). In 2018, real GDP in the region grew by an estimated 5.7 percent, slightly less than the 5.9 percent in 2017 and the highest among African regions (figure 1). Economic growth is projected to remain strong, at 5.9 percent in 2019 and 6.1 percent in 2020. The regional average masks substantial variation across countries. Estimated GDP growth in 2018 ranged from –3.8 percent (contraction) in South Sudan to 7.2 percent in Rwanda and 7.7 percent in Ethiopia.

Sudan - Water Supply and Sanitation Project in North and South Kordofan – ESMP Summary

Sudan is located in the Greater Horn of Africa and forms boundaries with Egypt to the north, Red Sea to the north-east, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, South Sudan to the south, Central Africa Republic to the south-west, Chad to the west, and Libya to the north-west. It is Africa’s largest country with a surface area of 1,862,905 km2 of which less than 10% is arable under rain-fed agriculture. The River Nile and the Sahara Desert are the main dominant features of The Sudan.

Sudan - Emergency Assistance to White Nile State

The White Nile State of Sudan ((WNS)) is located in the Southern Eastern corridor of the country, which is host to over forty different ethnic groups with varied sources of livelihoods. The state lies within an arid climatic region and normally receives rainfall below the national average. The main economic activity is agriculture and livestock as well as mineral exploitation which have started to increase recently. White Nile State covers an area of 30,411 KM2 , and has a population 1.8 million people. According to the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), about 400,000...

Sudan - Proposed Solar Powered Pumping Systems for Irrigation Project - ESMP Summary

Sudan is largely dependent on imported fossil fuels for power generation. Hence, there is an urgency to implement Sudan’s Renewable Energy Master Plan (REMP) and reduce Sudan’s dependence on fossil fuel. Sudan has abundant wind and solar resources, but largely lacks the capacity to utilize these resources for power generation. Aprogramme to provide grid-connected electric pumps to replace diesel has been launched by the Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity (MWRIE) together with the Northern State Government to promote electric pumping for large scale farms (with an area of 100 ha or...