Increasing Shared Prosperity: Empowering Sudan’s Youth Today for a Better Tomorrow

June 1, 2017

Sudan is a very young country where approximately two-thirds of its population of 42 million are under the age of 34. A young population can be an advantage, but only if it has access to good quality education, health care, and economic opportunities. The World Bank Group’s strategy in Sudan therefore includes initiatives geared towards empowering young people so they are able to participate in their nation’s social development and its economic growth. The Bank is helping Sudan’s youth by expanding basic education in many of Sudan’s least-served areas, improving financial inclusion for women and youth in the agricultural sector, strengthening data literacy among university students, and providing vocational training to vulnerable youth in conflict-affected areas.