6 Develop a global partnership for development

Where we are?


Kuwaiti Prime Minister at the International Donors Conference for East Sudan : "The main interest of the participating countries is to aid Sudan in resolving its conflicts and challenges.”(Photo: UNDP Sudan)

For years, Sudan has been trying to work it way out of aid dependence, howeve Sudan acknowledges the vital role that aid has to play in financing and technical assistance. With over half the population living below the poverty line lack of basic public services due to contined conflict in various parts of the country , the need for large amounts of aid targeted at social sectors was very clear.  The total external debt of Sudan in 2009 amounted to US$ 35.7 billion, showing an increase of about US$ 2,145 billion compared to 2008.

  • Sudan's Offical Development Assistance (ODA) declined from 7.2% in 2005 to 4.8% in 2008, with a sharp decline in the growth rate from 44.7% in 2005 to -16% in 2007 to – 5.6% in 2008.
  • Real GDP growth rate averaged nearly 8 percent during the nine year period ending in 2010 and per capita income increased from US$776 in 2004 to US$1,570.4 in 2009.
    Apart from the direct impact, the receipts from petroleum exports and the related sharp increases in government revenues and expenditures as well as inflows of foreign direct investments (FDI) stimulated the construction and the service sectors.
  • The service sector contributed 40 percent to GDP, surpassing agriculture as the leading sector in the economy.
  • In Sudan the estimated Telephone lines per 100 populations was 0.9 % of populations in 2010.
  • In Sudan the estimated Cellular subscribers per 100 population 28 % of population in 2010.
  • In Sudan the estimated Internet users per 100 populations was 10.4 % of Population in 2010.

1.44 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG8
  1. Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system
    • Developing countries gain greater access to the markets of developed countries
    • Least developed countries benefit most from tariff reductions, especially on their agricultural products
  2. Address the special needs of least developed countries
    • Net Official development assistance (ODA), total and to the least developed countries, as percentage of OECD/DAC donors' gross national income
    • Proportion of total bilateral, sector-allocable ODA of OECD/DAC donors to basic social services (basic education, primary health care, nutrition, safe water and sanitation)
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  3. Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States
    • Official development assistance (ODA) received in landlocked developing countries as a proportion of their gross national income
    • ODA received in small island developing States as a proportion of their gross national incomes
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  4. Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries
    • Total number of countries that have reached their HIPC decision points and number that have reached their HIPC completion points (cumulative)
    • Debt relief committed under HIPC and MDRI Initiatives
    • Debt service as a percentage of exports of goods and services
  5. In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
    • Proportion of population with access to affordable essential drugs on a sustainable basis
  6. In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications
    • Telephone lines per 100 population
    • Cellular subscribers per 100 population
    • Internet users per 100 population