In collaboration with Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG), Unicons
set out to identify and build consensus on how
to create an informed debate and process through which to develop
recommendations for policy and institutional reforms in Sudan. The main goal being to formulate a
comprehensive economic reform program supported by the majority of the
political and civil society groups. The specific objectives of the project are:
To contribute in the
strategic vision of the institutional and policy reform in Sudan.
To analyze the
current gaps in fields of agriculture, industry, infrastructure, fiscal
federalism, civil service, the regulatory system and provide recommendations
about the reform needed in these fields.
Based on researches and experts input to engage
with civil society and political groups to reach consensus about the road map
for the economic sector reform.
first activity in this project was a consultative roundtable meeting held on 10th
January, 2015 at the Grand Holiday Villa in Khartoum. The meeting brought
together twenty five Sudanese economic experts who were carefully selected from
civil society, political parties, private sector and academia. Deliberations of
this select group continued for a whole day and the outcome included specific
recommendations highlighting the major areas of economic reform.
meeting also indentified six key sectors within the Sudanese economy upon which
specialized and informed debate is needed for the formation of a consensus on
the necessary reforms. The areas for further deliberations were specified to
be: agriculture, industry, Fiscal Federalism, civil service, the regulatory
system and education. UNICONS was mandated to commission professional research
papers on reforms in each of the afore-mentioned sectors. Each paper was then
discussed in specialized consultative workshops organized by UNICONS. The
papers and workshop summaries can be found below or you may download them from UNICONS website under
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