USAID remains committed to playing a role in enhancing the viability and stability of Sudan as the country embarks on a new era following South Sudan’s secession. Conflict mitigation is an integral component of USAID’s efforts as progress in this area remains a chief U.S. foreign policy priority in Sudan, particularly in the Darfur region, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states, and the Abyei Area.
Agriculture and Food Security
Many Sudanese face food insecurity due to both natural and man-made causes. USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) identifies early warning signs of food insecurity and improves the emergency response of local and international partners.
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
Democratic governance is necessary for a peaceful and viable Sudan. USAID supported the Sudanese people’s aspirations for a peaceful democratic transition throughout the implementation of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which ended Sudan’s 22-year civil war. Since South Sudan’s independence, USAID has supported peaceful democratic development in the Republic of Sudan.
Economic Growth and Trade
In marginalized regions of Sudan, USAID provides targeted economic support to vulnerable populations. In addition, USAID encourages dialogue on economic policy issues affecting the performance of Sudan’s agriculture sector.
Working in Crises and Conflict
USAID efforts include promoting dialogue and consolidating peace to support peace agreements and foster peaceful coexistence, movement and exchanges along the Sudan-South Sudan border.
Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
USAID seeks to empower women and reduce gender disparities.
In Darfur, USAID is expanding access to water, sanitation and hygiene services to mitigate conflict over resources and stimulate economic recovery.
Last updated: December 23, 2014