OUR FOCUS

Governance

and Stabilization

Overview

The protracted conflict in Sudan is complex, involving multiple factors and actors at various levels.  The conflict reflects issues of long standing economic disparities, political exclusion and socio-cultural deprivation in the distribution of economic and political power between the center and peripheries.  The root causes of the communal inter and intra-tribal conflicts in Sudan could be seen in - the competition over insufficient and dwindling natural resources; exacerbated by lack of strong governance and rule of law institutions; limited livelihood options and employment opportunities; proliferation of small arms and light weapons; and weak conflict management and resolution institutions. Thus, stabilization and peacebuilding in Sudan is not a stand-alone thematic area, but cross-cutting through all development efforts.

Our Goals

UNDP’s Strategic Plan provides an integrated approach to governance and peacebuilding, closely linked to SDG 16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions -  which reflects the coming together of governance, rule of law, conflict prevention, peace and security.  UNDP Sudan has re-aligned the former Conflict Prevention & Recovery and the Governance & Rule of Law units in one unit ‘Governance and Stabilization’, rooted in the understanding that progress on these inter-related issues all support sustainable development through securing and maintenance of peaceful conflict resolution and democratic governance.

$565 million

INVESTED ANNUALLY IN LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

Every year, UNDP invests on average US$565 million to support inclusive governance and development where it most affects people: at the local level.

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