In Sudan, one-third of the population lives below the poverty line, often without access to basic services such as a water supply.
More than 7 million people need humanitarian assistance. The country is vulnerable to the effects of conflict and climate shocks. The Sudanese economy is not generating sufficient jobs to keep up with the growing population of young people. That makes young people prone to migration to seek a better life outside Sudan; and can contribute to radicalisation, as a popular uprising that toppled President Omar al-Bashir in 2019 proved.
ASI has worked on developing Sudan’s petroleum industry.