Written: 2020 | Published: February 18, 2021 | Laura Stevens, Daphne Wang, Hashim Ismail

Sudan: Freedom, peace, and justice

Sudan has ranked as one of the most fragile states in the world for the past decade.a Since the establishment of the interim government in August 2019, international donors such as the EU have expressed renewed commitment to aid after years of sanctions and dwindling aid inflows. Ultimately, however, a successful transition to democratic representation is dependent upon the interim government’s ability to navigate economic and environmental threats while it replaces former corrupt patronage systems and internal conflicts with legitimate governance of the country. This report identifies weak governance, a fragile economy, and environmental pressures as key drivers of fragility that undermine the functions of the state and contribute to protracted security threats.

This report was originally published by the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. 

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