United Nations Development Assistance Framework

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is a planning framework between the government and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) that describes the collective contribution of the United Nations towards national development. The UNDAF provides a system-wide overview of key UN strategies at country level in support of national priorities, policies and plans, while ensuring coordination, coherence, effectiveness and efficiency for maximum impact. The UNDAF shows where the United Nations can contribute most effectively, based on its comparative advantage, to the achievement of national development priorities. UNDAFs are normally aligned to the national planning cycle and undergo annual reviews.

The Sudan UNDAF 2018-2021 is the third of its kind in the country and was signed between the Government of Sudan and the United Nations on 25 April 2017 during an official ceremony attended by government representatives and the UNCT. The process that led to this signature entailed extensive consultations between the Government and 20 UN entities in Sudan working on development since the process was launched in 2015. This UNDAF incorporates the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda and outlines how the UNCT aims to contribute towards sustainable development.

The document is based on the ambition of a One UN Framework, and is built on a common needs and root cause analysis and shared strategic development outcomes

 

UNDAF (2018-2021) Document                         UNDAF (2018-2021) Launch Press Release


 

Stories

  • Natural resources, co-dependence and peace in Sudan

    Aug 31, 2017

    Natural resources, co-dependence and peace in Sudan

    In Sudan, a country with less than 18 days of rain per year, access to water resources and healthy pasture is especially vital to the survival of rural pastoralist tribes, for whom herding camels and sheep is a common livelihood providing them with milk, meat, and income.

  • Equity of Water Supply Helping the Most Vulnerable

    Aug 22, 2017

    Equity of Water Supply Helping the Most Vulnerable

    The Urban Water for Darfur (UW4D) project, funded by UK aid from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), has significantly contributed to increased availability and reliability of water sources in the four state capital towns of Darfur: El Fasher (North), Nyala (South), El Geneina (West) and Zalingei (Central).

  • Sudan Humanitarian Fund brings clean water and latrines to hundreds of displaced people

    Aug 22, 2017

    Sudan Humanitarian Fund brings clean water and latrines to hundreds of displaced people

    Access to clean, running water and sanitation facilities is a daily struggle for many displaced people in Sudan. Across the country, some 3.5 million people need clean drinking water and latrines.

  • Hope for South Sudanese refugees arriving in Darfur

    Jul 11, 2017

    Hope for South Sudanese refugees arriving in Darfur

    Since the beginning of the year, almost 152,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan, bringing the total number of arrivals to some 400,000 since conflict began in South Sudan in 2013. In East Darfur State, one of the main areas where refugees are arriving, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and partners are providing assistance

  • "We have returned home to nothing"

    May 3, 2017

    "We have returned home to nothing"

    “We are finally home, but we have come back to nothing,” said Kakuma, a Fur woman in her forties from Tala, a village in Boori valley in Darfur’s Jebel Marra region. Kakuma fled Tala with her six children when the area was attacked last year.

  • Bringing clean water to the people of Sudan

    Mar 22, 2017

    Bringing clean water to the people of Sudan

    Around the world, water drives people. An abundance of it draws people, builds up communities and business, and creates life. A lack of it drives people away, prevents communities and businesses from flourishing, and chokes off life before it can begin.

  • A Livestock Corridor To Promote Peace

    Mar 16, 2017

    A Livestock Corridor To Promote Peace

    For centuries, pastoralists have migrated with their livestock in search of grazing land along well-trod migratory corridors in Blue Nile state. With the expansion of mechanized farming and increased livestock densities

  • Connecting communities for sustainable water management

    Mar 16, 2017

    Connecting communities for sustainable water management

    Located near North Darfur’s capital city El Fasher, the Wadi El Ku (Wadi meaning valley) is an area that has seen a substantial population growth over the past 10 years. The current population, which is estimated to be well over 700,000 people,

  •  UNICEF at 70 commemoration kicks off in Sudan with children on “The SDGs & ME…”

    Mar 16, 2017

    UNICEF at 70 commemoration kicks off in Sudan with children on “The SDGs & ME…”

    UNICEF Sudan kicked off the count down to the global UNICEF's 70th anniversary commemoration with a workshop for adolescents from the Khartoum region, on “The SDGs & Me…the way I see them”.

  • Improving Livelihoods in Eastern Sudan

    Mar 16, 2017

    Improving Livelihoods in Eastern Sudan

    Khadiga Mohammed, a Sudanese single mother in her forties, remembers all too well her days of poverty. They were, after all, not that long ago. She painfully recalls how, in 2015, she had to explain to one of her seven children that the reason she couldn’t buy them milk every night is because she “can’t afford to.”

  • Empowering Women in Sudanese Media

    Mar 16, 2017

    Empowering Women in Sudanese Media

    On the 5th of May 2016 the Khartoum office of UNESCO and the Italian Embassy at Khartoum in collaboration with the Ministry of Information, the National Commission for Education, Science and Culture and the Sudanese Journalist Union organized a workshop ”Empowering women in Sudanese Media”, which took place in Rotana Hotel, Khartoum.

  • Promoting Peace in Sudan’s Conflict Zones

    Mar 16, 2017

    Promoting Peace in Sudan’s Conflict Zones

    With financing from the State and Peacebuilding Fund, a World Bank-supported project aims to improve livelihoods and promote peace between groups living along livestock migration routes