The "Formulation of a Vision for the Development and Expansion of the Microfinance Sector in Sudan" is a project commissioned by the Central Bank of Sudan (CBS) in recognition of the important role that a vibrant microfinance (MF) sector can play in the economic development of the country, particularly in terms of poverty reduction. In commissioning the work, the Central Bank chose UNICONS to undertake the formulation of the strategy. While playing the lead role in the implementation of the project, UNICONS collaborated with Environmental Quality International (EQI). The team spirit created in implementing the project combined Sudanese expertise with regional and international experience, ensuring that maximum benefit was made from adopting best practices, and adapting regional success stories to the Sudanese context. The primary objective of the project is to formulate a strategic framework that would enable the MF sector to play a lead role in: Supporting sustainable livelihoods by alleviating po ...