EOI – Sudan - Consultancy Services to establish women production groups and enabling them access finance and markets services

The Government of the Sudan has received a grant from the Transition Support Facility "TSF" of the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards the cost of the Capacity Building for Enhanced Gender Participation in Peace and Economic Activities (CB-EGPPEA) Project, and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for the Consultancy Services to establish women production groups and enabling them access finance and markets services.

Soudan - Darfur Water Project for Conflict Resolution and Peace Building - Project Completion Report


Sudan - Agricultural Value Chain Development Project (AVCDP)

The overall goal of the Agricultural Value Chain Development Project (AVCDP) is to contribute to the attainment of Sudan’s National Agriculture Investment Plan (SNAIP) goals in achieving a comprehensive national socio-economic development driven by a dynamic agricultural sector. The specific objective of the project is to improve household incomes, food security, and climate resilience through infrastructure development, market access and trade facilitation as well as enhancing production and productivity. The project will be implemented in three states, namely, North Kordofan, West Kordofan...

African Development Bank invests in Sudan agribusiness

To boost agricultural production and productivity in the Sudan, the Bank approved US $42 million in concessional grants from the African Development Fund to support the National Agriculture Investment Plan. Mohamed Zaghloul, Executive Director representing Egypt and Djibouti, said, “The Bank’s support to the development of key agricultural value chains and market access is timely and will go a long way in helping Sudan in its efforts to revive its agriculture sector.” Estimated at a total cost of US $47.5 million, the five-year Agricultural Value Chain Development Project will also...

African Development Bank provides US $1 million to support Sudan’s preparation for debt relief

The African Development Bank’s Director General for the East African Region, Gabriel Negatu, and Sudan’s State Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Magdi Yassin, presided over the signing ceremony of a US $1-million grant agreement to facilitate Sudan’s access to debt relief and to reintegrate it into the global economy. The two-year grant will enable Sudan to update its Arrears Clearance and Debt Relief Strategy and build momentum to accelerate the outreach process on debt relief. It will also complement the Bank’s technical assistance to revitalize Sudan’s economy in the post-...

Bank interventions improve drought resilience and livelihoods for pastoral and agro-pastoral population in Sudan

Context Interventions by the African Development Bank have improved Natural Resource Management Practices for Sustainable Management. Objectives Objective What does the  Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Programme (DRSLP) seek to achieve? The project objective is to enhance drought resilience and improve livelihoods of the pastoral and agro-pastoral population. The project’s sector goal is to contribute to poverty reduction, food security, and accelerated sustainable economic growth through enhanced rural income. The project has 4 components:...

Sudan - Agricultural Value Chain Development Project - 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 third largest country with a surface area of 1,862,905 km2 of which less than 10% is arable under rainfed agriculture. The River Nile and the Sahara Desert are the main dominant features of Sudan. Agriculture contributes significantly to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Sudan at about 40% and employing about...

East Africa Economic Outlook 2018

The East Africa Economic Outlook reviews economic performance in 2017 and forecasts the next two years by highlighting the region’s key drivers of growth, opportunities, and challenges. It covers major macroeconomic developments in the region’s 13 countries and discusses structural issues affecting future growth, poverty, and inequality. It also presents in part II a synopsis of manufacturing activity in the region, drawing on a previous study of seven of the region’s countries. The outlook selects manufacturing as the sector to cover due to its potential to drive future growth and employment...

Sudan - Improving Health Access and Systems Strengthening Project - Approved

The objective of the Improving Health Access and Systems Strengthening Project is to increase the demand for health care and improve the supply of health services to reduce the high rates of mortality and morbidity among women and children in four states of Sudan, namely El Gezira, Khartoum, Northern State and River Nile.

African Development Bank approves vital LDCF-financed climate change adaptation program in the Horn of Africa

On December 15, 2017, the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved the program “Multinational (Somalia/Sudan) Rural Livelihoods Adaptation to Climate Change in the Horn of Africa II (RLACC II)”. The program is funded by the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for a total amount of US $17 million. RLACC II aims to enhance rural livelihoods by reducing food insecurity through climate adaptive measures in pastoral and agro-pastoral communities. It is a clear response to the devastating drought, environmental degradation, and poverty in the Horn of...

Sudan - Institutional Capacity Building for Improved Access to Water and Sanitation in Port Sudan - Project Appraisal (Approved)

The objective of the project is to improve the availability, reliability, and quality of water supply, as well as ensuring sustainability and equity throughout the city of Port Sudan, and to improve sanitation and hygiene practices to ensure improved health of all residents.Project out puts include:1) Emergency water supply rehabilitation works to address urgent need to improve the dilapidated water supply system; 2) Sanitation service expansionto put up a septage treatment plant whose absence iscurrently causing environmental and health risk; and 3) Institutional capacity developmentaimed at...

Sudan - Country Brief 2017-2019

The Country Brief (CB) 2017-2019 is a short-term programming framework for the Bank’s operational activities in Sudan. This is in accordance with the Bank’s Operational Guidelines of the Transition Support Facility (TSF). Its objectives are to update the Board of Directors on recent political and economic developments in the country, articulate challenges, opportunities and lessons to guide the Bank’s future operations. It builds on the achievements of the CB 2014-2016 to provide a programming framework for the period 2017- 2019, and makes a case for the country’s exceptional eligibility to...

EASSy: The Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System

.more_iteration {display: none;} Context Although Africa represents 14% of the world's population, it currently has less than 3% of the world's telephone lines. Africa remains the world's least developed continent in telecommunications. International telecommunications connectivity across Eastern and Southern Africa was almost exclusively delivered via satellites. At present, about 90% of intra-African voice and data traffic is routed through Europe and North America at a cost of about US$600 million per year. This was both unreliable and extremely expensive,...with the...

Sudan - Institutional Capacity Building for Improved Access to Water and Sanitation in Port Sudan - ESMP summary

This ESMP summary has been prepared by the AfDB (Bank) to highlight the essential components of the Environmental and Social Management Plan undertaken by the Government of Sudan for the Port Sudan Institutional Capacity Building for Improved Access to Water and Sanitation Project. The summary notes the key environmental and social baseline conditions within the project’s area of influence and the risk assessment of the key potential environmental and social impacts identified to be associated with the proposed project component activities. Mitigation measures designed to manage the...

Sudan: Darfur infrastructure development report

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Promoting bilateral trade between Sudan and South Sudan

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Private Sector-Led Economic Diversification and Development in Sudan

The production of this report has been coordinated by the African Development Bank (AfDB). Designations employed in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of the institution concerning the legal status of any country, or the limitation of its frontier. While efforts have been made to present reliable information, the AfDB accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any consequences of its use.

Sudan and the AfDB Sign $ 29 million agreement to support youth entrepreneurship in agriculture

On 21 December 2016, the Federal Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Sudan, Badr Eldien Mahmoud Abass and the Resident Representative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Dr. Abdul Kamara signed an agreement for $29 million to finance the Empowering novel agri-business led employment for the youth (ENABLE Youth) in Sudan. The program, which is specifically designed to reduce youth unemployment in the country, is one of Bank’s Youth employment initiatives that gear towards the transformation of African agriculture. Over the next five years, the program will create agro-...

African Development Bank to sink US $20 million in Port Sudan urgent water and sanitation project

In collaboration with the UK Department of International Development (DfID), the African Development Bank (AfDB) concluded a project identification mission to Port Sudan on December 13, 2016. The mission sought to hold discussions with authorities and stakeholders on the possibility for the AfDB to finance the Port Sudan Priority Water and Sanitation (PSPWS) project as part of its joint efforts with DfID to address Port Sudan’s short-, medium- and long-term water needs. The PSPWS, which the Bank plans to finance with approximately US $20 million from the Bank’s Transitional Support Facility,...

Sudan - ENABLE Youth Program - Appraisal report

ENABLE Youth Sudan is one of AfDB’s ENABLE Youth Initiatives under the Bank’s Strategic focus to transform Africa’s agriculture. The objective of the program is to create business opportunities and decent employment for young women and men along priority agricultural value chainsin Sudan.The program is expected to train and empower 2,000 Agricultural Entrepreneurs (Agripreneurs) in Youth Agri-Business Incubation Centres (YABICs) in five states in the country. Each of these Agripreneurs is expected to employ five other support workers, generating 12,000 jobs (including 6,000 for young women)...