Sudan - Arrears Clearance Proposal

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Apr 2021
Signature Date 05 May 2021
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Commitment U.A 295,556,862.48
Status Implementation

Project General Description

Sudan’s arrears clearance proposal marks a major milestone in the country’s re-engagement with international financial institutions and the global economy. The operation involves : (i) One Hundred and Fifty-One Million, Four Hundred Thousand Units of Accounts (UA 151.4 million) from TSF Pillar II to directly offset Sudan ADB arrears to the Bank; and (ii) One Hundred and Forty Four Million Units of Accounts (UA 144 million) from TSF Pillar II to TSF Pillar I to be utilized for the Policy-Based Operation for Bank Group’s full reengagement with Sudan. The PBO will be submitted to the Board separately for consideration. The proposal enables the Bank to proceed with clearing Sudan’s arrears with the African Development Bank Group, with the support of the United Kingdom and Sweden. The U.K will provide bridge financing to clear Sudan’s arrears to the African Development Fund, while Sweden has committed to providing grant financing of about $4.2 million to meet Sudan’s burden-share for the operation. Upon full clearance of the arrears to the Bank group, sanctions on Sudan will be lifted and a Policy-Based Operation (PBO) will be provided to the country as part of the Bank’s full re-engagement, to complement on-going Bank operations.

Project Objectives

The project aims to support the reconstruction of Sudan and the implementation of a comprehensive economic reform programme aimed at building capacity and institutions for sustainable and inclusive growth through, inter alia, access to basic social services and the development of value chains in the productive sectors. It also aims to enable Sudan to reach the decision point of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative.


The project will benefit the Government of Sudan.

Participating Organization

Fragile States Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-SD-KF0-007
Last Update 01 Dec 2021


Contact Details

Name UMUBYEYI Angelique

Geographic Location

Country Sudan