What We Do

As the lead development agency in Sudan, we support strategic capacity development initiatives to promote inclusive, transparent and efficient governance systems. Through partnerships with national and sub-national government and civil society, UNDP strives to eliminate poverty, enable recovery, sustain the environment, and advance peace and social cohesion. Read more

Our Goals

In Sudan, we are facilitating a peaceful transition from recovery to development in line with national priorities. By enhancing economic recovery and livelihoods opportunities to the people of Sudan, we are providing the strongest incentive for individuals and communities to break out of protracted conflict dynamics and join the peace efforts. Read more

Water Paves the Way to Peace in White Nile

Conflict carrying capacities of ex-combatants & unemployed youth transformed into livelihood skills through a fisheries project at Dabkaria – White Nile. (Photo: UNDP Sudan)more

Our Stories

New Beginnings: Building Livelihoods in Otash IDP Camp in Darfur

“We are now doing well and are moving out of poverty,” says Miriam, who together with Safia and Assia has started a small business in Otash Camp for internally displaced people in South Darfur.more 

Darfur Goes Digital

Since 2012, the design and implementation of the Planning and Public Expenditure Management (PPEM) project in Darfur has provided a huge impetus for recovery and development for the troubled region.more 

Supporting Border Communities through Agriculture

Along the border of Sudan and South Sudan lays a community contending with poverty, called Juda. Juda is located in Jabaleen locality, White Nile State. To the south, Juda borders Upper Nile state in South Sudan, with Renk being 5 KM away.more 

Small sellers under their new shed in Kassala, photo by © UNDP Sudan 2014
Local development gives Kassala a new lease of life

Khartoum, June 2014 - 40 year old Ibtisam Abaker only had primary school education before she got married. Now, she is divorced with five children, the oldest 12, and the youngest, 6. Ibtisam lives in Banat, west of Kassala. She sells mainly kisra, a popular Sudanese bread made from sorghum. more 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • East Sudan is one of the most deprived areas of the country. With some of Sudan’s highest malnutrition rates and widespread poverty, the challenges are immense. Underlying the challenges this region facesmore 

  • Climate change is a reality that is affecting the lives millions of Sudanese. UNDP is working to help people adapt to climate change by introducing new techniques and innovations. Pastoralists, and those farmers dependent on rainfall, are among those most vulnerable to climate change risk, according to Sudan’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA).more 

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