July 2, 2016 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Ministry of International Cooperation on Saturday said it would review the national strategy on foreign aid in order to allocate it in an optimal way.
On Saturday, the Minister of International Cooperation Kamal al-Din Hassan Ali held a meeting with the members of the commission in charge of reviewing the national strategy on foreign aid including representatives from the relevant ministries and the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS) in the presence of the State Minister of Finance Magdi Hassn Yassin.
He told reporters following the meeting, that they began consultations to develop a precise vision to review the national strategy on foreign aid according to the new realities which require controlling the foreign aid and using it in an optimal way and to better define the relationship between Sudan and the donors.
Ali further said that the strategy seeks to define the aid and how it could be used, pointing the review would focus on the international principles included in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PDAE).
In February 2005, international community came together at the Paris High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. At the Paris meeting, more than 100 signatories—from donor and developing-country governments, multilateral donor agencies, regional development banks and international agencies—endorsed the PDAE.
The PDAE is a roadmap to improve the quality of aid and its impact on development. It gives a series of specific implementation measures and establishes a monitoring system to assess progress and ensure that donors and recipients hold each other accountable for their commitments.