Creation of Job Opportunities for Youth in Sudan through Labour-intensive Work Opportunities

594 trainees attended the graduation ceremony. Photo by UNDP Sudan


This project aimed to rapidly create employment opportunities for unskilled and semiskilled underprivileged youth through engagement in apprenticeships or on-the-job skills training as well as through access to microfinance opportunities. It supported the placement of those youth workers in enterprises in road maintenance, waste management, and auto-mechanical, electrical or other vocational activities. 

Key results


  • 2,995 underprivileged youths received skills-based employment training: 1,238 youths trained in waste management, 1,208 in entrepreneurship, and 549 in vocational training in vehicle mechanics, interlock systems and general electricity.
  • 1,785 files (827 for entrepreneurship and 958 for vocational training) added to the newly created database of labour-intensive records. 
  • Cooperation between the Ministry of Social Development and the private sector on job placement enabled; a labour-based coordination unit established within the Ministry of Labour and Administrative Reform; and staff trained in labour-intensive coordination methods, communications and information systems.

Key features


Underprivileged youth


Ministry of Labour and Administrative Reform, Ministry of International Cooperation, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Khartoum State, UNDP Sudan




February 2014–August 2017

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