In a new era in its history, Sudan faces an unprecedented opportunity to make and build peace to create lasting ways to live together and mediate differences. Crafting new pathways for human freedom, relationships between its people and supporting public dialogue where Sudanese can voice their concerns in society and economy come into sight. As the first Sudan Human development Report shows, peace is much more than just the absence of conflict.
This first report in the Sudan series establishes the roots of human development and its potential use in the study of Sudan’s challenges. It emphasizes the principles and perspectives of human development: the values of equity, empowerment and sustainability that underpin the approach. Through this study, Sudan joins a network of over 600 Human Development Reports in applying these principles and perspective to its national challenges