Gash Sustainable Livelihoods Regeneration Project

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Gash Sustainable Livelihoods Regeneration Project

Gash Sustainable Livelihoods Regeneration Project

The project area is the Gash Delta in the eastern part of the Sudan, where there has been civil unrest. With its important water resources, the area has drawn large numbers of poor people displaced by the civil war and by drought, placing immense pressure on the resource base. As the population has increased drastically in this region in recent decades, the total area of cultivated land has decreased and livelihoods have suffered. The project promotes equitable and sustainable use of land and water resources.
The overall goal is to regenerate the livelihoods of poor people in the area and secure their access to irrigated land and water supplies. Specific objectives of the project are to:

  • rehabilitate the flood irrigation scheme to increase availability of cultivable land
  • improve forestry production and livestock productivity
  • refurbish existing water facilities to increase access of local communities to safe water
  • improve outreach of rural financial services to small tenant farmers and herders, landless people and women
  • help institutions support improved management of local resources

The project has already begun the process of guiding reforms to land and water governance and has helped mobilize institutional structures that will enable farmers to manage these resources.

Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Approval Date
18 December 2003
2003 - 2012
Agricultural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 39.03 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 24.95 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
Beneficiaries US$ 4.7 million
National Government US$ 8.93 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
Project ID
Project Contact
Hani Abdelkader Elsadani Salem

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Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

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Audit and Financial Statements

Project completion report




Sudan - Training and skills development within the Gash Sustainable Livelihoods Regeneration Project (GSLRP)

June 2011

The case study in Sudan, undertaken in the framework of the Initiative for Mainstreaming Innovation (IMI), analyzed training and skills development activities in the IFAD-supported Gash Sustainable Livelihoods Regeneration Project (GSLRP).

The study is an assessment of the type of capacity building and training that can be implemented in an area of great poverty using innovative approaches in community development and training. It illustrates the kind of impact that is possible at individual and community level.