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Round Table on Fiscal Decentralization-Inter-Governmental Fiscal Transfer Systems in Sudan

Khartoum- October 30, 2013- The Ministry of Finance and National Economy in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is organizing a Round Table on fiscal decentralization with focus on the topic entitled “The Need for a Well Functioning Inter-governmental Fiscal Transfer System for Pro-poor Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sudan: Global Lessons Learned”.

The Round Table draws more than 150 participants representing federal and state governments, private sector, academia, think tanks, non-governmental organizations/Civil society organizations and international development partners. For enriching the discussion, each state will be represented by three participants drawn from relevant state level institutions given the paramount importance of inter-governmental fiscal transfer issues to sub-national governments. ....

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Sudanese Voice their thoughts on the World they want to live in 2030 @ Khartoum Social Good Summit Meet up

Not less than hundred persons representing civil society organizations, social media activists, university students, government officials and the private sector in Sudan came together on Tuesday 24th September to participate in this year’s Social Good Summit. The main discussions and debate focused on the role of social media and technology in advancing the development agenda in Sudan with special emphasis on the active role of youth groups in this process..


Back in the Market: Darfurian Farmers Go back to Cultivation of Hibiscus

Some of Darfur’s poorest farmers are being given the chance to benefit from the growing global demand for hibiscus, with a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) pilot project, designed to improve cultivation techniques for hibiscus production.
The hibiscus flower forms the major ingredient of many fruit teas and Sudan is known for producing high quality crops. About half of Sudan’s total hibiscus production is exported, mainly to Germany. The rest being used domestically in popular drinks such as Karkadeh, a sweetened deep red cordial made from the flower.


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