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Outline of the Project

Project Name

Capacity Development Project for Provision of the Services for Basic Human Needs in Kassala



Project Period

From May 30, 2011 to May 29, 2014 (3 years)

Project Counterparts

  • State Ministry of Finance, Economy and Laborforce (SMoF)
  • State Water Corporation (SWC)
  • State Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Irrigation (SMoAFI)
  • State Ministry of Health (SMoH)
  • Kassala Vocational Training Center (KVTC)


Since the signing of the Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement (ESPA) in 2006, there has been a high hope for peace and development in Eastern Sudan (Kassala, Gedaref and Red Sea States).While the security situation in Kassala State has been significantly improved, the people in the State, especially those in rural areas, are still experiencing underdevelopment and chronic poverty: 91% of the households cannot produce enough food for their families, only 39% of households has access to safe drinking water, and the maternal mortality ratio is 1,414 per 100,000, which is one of the worst in Sudan.

The State Government of Kassala requested, through the Higher Council for Decentralized Governance of the Government of the Republic of Sudan, Japanese technical assistance to the Capacity Development Project for the Provision of Services for Basic Human Needs in Kassala (hereinafter referred as the Project) in 2010, and JICA has conducted the preparation phase from October 2010 to March 2011, and launched the implementation phase from May 2011.

Project Objective

To strengthen the capacity of the State Government of Kassala to provide public services of planning, water supply, agriculture and livelihood, maternal and child health, and vocational training through capacity development and pilot activities.

Overall Goal

Basic human needs of the people in Kassala State are ensured by enabling them to access quality public services by the State.

Project Purpose

Revival of public services to ensure basic human needs is recognized by people in Kassala State.

Project Structure



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