As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks.
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.
Sudan’s transition remains a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build an inclusive, nationwide peace process, a resilient economy, a refreshed social contract, and a new Sudan. The attached report outlines UNDP’s four programme priorities in Sudan. With women and youth at the centre, we intend to deliver these through a Whole-of-Government and Whole-of-Society approach, in support of the Transitional Government, and working seamlessly with UN sister agencies and the United Nations Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS).
Facing COVID-19, UNDP took a lead/integrator role in facilitating a multi-agency socio-economic impact assessment of the outbreak on Sudan’s fragile economy, alongside UNICEF, WFP and the African Development Bank. The analysis informs the Government of likely impacts (particularly for the vulnerable), solutions and responses – along with recommendations to rebuild better, using recovery as an opportunity to create a resilient and more equal Sudan.