National Case Studies

National Study | Sudan

Location: North-eastern Africa, bordering 7 countries Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, South Sudan and the Red Sea.

Area: 1,861,484 km2 (

Population: 46,751,152 (July 2020) (

Key challenges:

    • Increase in water demand for agriculture and domestic use.
    • Only 68% of the total population in Sudan have access to clean water (Sudan Water Crisis, 2019).
    • Lack of agricultural production and low productivity (yield gap).
    • Drought and floods.
    • Unreliable access to electricity.