Peace & Stabilization
UN Strategic Objective Two: Support peace processes and implementation of future peace agreements.
UN Strategic Objective Three: Assist peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law, in particular in Darfur and the Two Areas.
Peace, and stability at the community level are essential preconditions for development and progress towards the fulfilment of the SDGs in Sudan. Unfortunately, political uncertainty and security situation remains fragile in much of the country, including in Darfur, East Sudan, Blue Nile and South Kordofan. Many regions in Sudan suffer from recurring cycles of violence spurred by competition over natural resources, water points, livestock, and other assets such as water points, livestock, and gold mines. Of Sudan’s over 3 million displaced persons, 440 000 were newly-displaced in 2021. The cumulative impact of conflict and climate change is severely impacting rural livelihoods and food security. While efforts to address the country’s national political crisis are ongoing, the overall economic situation remains dire with an average inflation rate of 350% in 2021. Many of these negative trends are felt most at the local level in conflict-affected and highly vulnerable communities.
UNDP in Sudan has adopted an Area-Based approach to Programming (ABD) to achieve Community Stabilization and Peace, in a highly integrated yet decentralized manner.
ABD is a tailored programming approach for integrated socio-economic recovery and community resilience designed to respond to the current crisis in Sudan. It is centred on addressing the multidimensional aspects of poverty and vulnerability, Strengthening community resilience and social cohesion, and enabling the rehabilitation of critical economic, social and environmental infrastructure, that are under threat due to crisis, climate change and economic collapse.
Across Sudan, UNDP works at community, sub-national and national levels in support of peace and stabilization efforts, and to address the drivers of violent conflict. At the community level, we focus on expanding livelihoods for vulnerable communities in Sudan, often alongside the private sector, to generate livelihoods, establish value chains and scalable solutions that enable economic growth, rural development and stability.