Socio-Economic Assessment: East Darfur and West Kordofan States, Sudan

Surveying more than 1,100 households from forcibly displaced and host communities and conducting a number of key interviews and focus group discussions, the study provides an in-depth assessment of local labour market conditions, household vulnerabilities, and access to services in selected localities of East Darfur and West Kordofan.

Together with UNHCR, UNICEF, the IFC, and the World Bank, the ILO is implementing the Partnership for improving prospects for host communities and forcibly displaced persons (PROSPECTS) in Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Sudan, and Uganda. In Sudan, PROSPECTS aims to establish and strengthen sustainable solutions and support systems that enhance protection and basic services in areas where forcibly displaced persons (FDPs) and host communities (HCs) are living.

In support of the PROSPECTS partnership in Sudan, Consilient conducted a Baseline Survey in the PROSPECTS target locations: Al Meiram, and Kharasana/Keilak in West Kordofan, and Assalaya and Al Nimir camp in East Darfur. Additional data was collected in Khartoum, Ed Daein (East Darfur), and El Fula (West Kordofan).

The Baseline Survey applied a mixed-methods approach, including a desk review of secondary literature, and relevant legal and policy frameworks, a quantitative household survey with community members, a quantitative market opportunities survey with business owners, key informant interviews with key community stakeholders, and focus group discussions with community members. The collection of 1,172 household surveys, 64 market opportunities surveys, 64 key informant interviews, and 32 focus group discussions was completed in January 2021.