Peace by piece: Addressing Sudan’s conflicts
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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.