Identified during a UNDP governance mapping initiative, Khartoum women’s rights activist and political hopeful Roaa Bakri Bilal is one of 1,070 women – two-thirds under the age of 40 – willing to represent their communities in Sudan's newly formed Parliament and other institutions. UNDP Sudan/Will Seal.


In Sudan, UNDP supports a broad range of development interventions. In 2020, our efforts improved the lives of more than 1.7 million Sudanese citizens, refugees, and migrants all across Sudan.

Highlights from 2020 include:

  • 500,000+ of Sudan’s most vulnerable supported via stabilization efforts, 55,000 seasonal jobs created and over 6,000 hectares of farmland developed.
  • 225 local conflict and dispute mechanisms maintained, assisting approximately 500,000 people, with 108 established in 2020.
  • 218,200 people provided better access to justice and legal services.
  • Four statute laws and legal frameworks established by Ministry of Justice with UNDP technical assistance.
  • Election assessments undertaken with UNITAMS to clarify anticipated support for the future.
  • USD 15M mobilized to support COVID-19-linked essential equipment.
  • 342 facilities providing Tuberculosis services supported with equipment and medicines via the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
  • USD 25.6m Green Climate Fund grant secured to support 3.7 million people with sustainable livelihoods, environmental protection, and water and food security.
  • First ‘Solar Lab’ established in Sudan to test all solar panel imports; successful pilot of solar-powered water pumps for irrigation completed.

In depth programme results are available in our portfolio overviews.

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