Peace by piece: Addressing Sudan’s conflicts
Publication date: 
2006
Accord issue: 
18

As the IGAD peace process progressed, the parties and international agencies began to consider Sudan's reconstruction needs. An extensive Joint Assessment Mission was established: more than a technical exercise to raise external aid, it was to be an inclusive exercise in strategic planning and economic reconstruction for a war-torn country. Former government minister Taj es-Sir Mahjoub describes the process that resulted in a report in March 2005 that set out a framework for reconstruction. He goes on to describe in detail the mixed progress since then, characterised by slow implementation and lack of clarity about roles.