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Renewable energy is critical to unlocking Sudan’s development potential, particularly in agriculture, and addressing poverty, gender inequality and other challenges.
In this report, Empowering Sudan: Renewable Energy Addressing Poverty & Development, we assess the potential role for renewable energy as a means for poverty alleviation and sustainable development. The report outlines the current status of energy, poverty, gender and sector policy in Sudan, and provides a national strategic roadmap of 69 recommended policies and measures for expanding access to sustainable and affordable energy.
Annual remittances of around US$3 billion are essential to Sudan’s economy and society, empowered by a global diaspora. Understanding this lifeline and maximizing its value as a source of foreign currency and investment are crucial for a new Sudan.
With a variety of challenges resulting from the economic crisis since January 2018, UNDP, UNICEF, WFP, AfDB and the Government of Sudan have undertaken a study exploring the depth and types of poverty and consequences in Khartoum. The report further reflects potential interventions to address the challenges; along with recommendations and solutions to make urban areas inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.