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)...

African Development Bank pours US $22.9 million into Sudan’s education sector

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Sudan’s Ministry of Higher Education, on November 3, 2016 in Khartoum concluded a six-day training workshop on basic modules on principles of educational administration and management. The training was part of the US $22.9 million capacity building for improved quality of education system and skills development (CBIQESD) project, financed by the Bank. The project is implemented in the three states of Khartoum, White Nile and North Kordofan and aims to build capacity in the education sector by providing the required management skills and training to...

Sudan Executive Director undertakes familiarization mission

On Friday, September 23, 2016, the African Development Bank’s Executive Director (ED) for Sudan, Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari, concluded a three-day familiarization mission to Sudan. ED Oku-Afari represents a constituency of five countries at the Bank, comprising Sudan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Gambia. This mission sought to acquaint him with firsthand knowledge of developments in Sudan as well as the state of the Bank’s development operations in the country. Joined by the Bank’s Resident Representative in Sudan, Abdul Kamara, the ED held meetings with the Minister of Finance and...

PPM – Sudan - Capacity Building for Improved Quality of Education Systems and Skills Development

PPM – Sudan - Capacity Building for Improved Quality of Education Systems and Skills Development

PPM – Sudan - Capacity Building for Improved Quality of Education Systems and Skills Development

PPM – Sudan - Capacity Building for Improved Quality of Education Systems and Skills Development

Working Paper 230 - Child Labour and Schooling in South Sudan and Sudan: Is There a Gender Preference?

Over the last decades, gender equality and women’s empowerment have been recognized as important dimensions of development strategies throughout the world and particularly in Africa where inequalities are salient. They are not only drivers of a population’s well-being but also key for reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development. They are also human rights universally promoted as stated in the United Nations Millennium Declaration in 20002 . Women’s economic and social disadvantages have been identified as important determinants of the persistence of poverty because mothers’...

AfDB and Government of Sudan launch US $26-million Water Sector Reform for West Kordofan State

On Monday, December 14, 2015, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Sudan launched the US $26-million Water Sector Reforms and Institutional Capacity Development project, which will benefit West Kordofan State and some federal water sector institutions. The project is funded with an AfDB grant of US $22 million over the next five years, financed from the Bank’s Transitional Support Facility and its Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative. The event was presided over by the Director of Drinking Water and Sanitation Unit (DWSU) at the Ministry of Water Resources and the...