Sudan is finally set for a return to economic stability after the turmoil caused by secession of South
Sudan after five years. However the negative political, economic and financial risks outweigh the positives
and it is one of the most difficult places to do business globally.
• Political risk (HIGH): The delay to the lifting of US sanctions is a blow to the domestic leadership. The
national dialogue between the government and opposition after the April 2015 elections appears to
be making slow progress.
• Economic risk (MEDIUM): The outlook for growth is for modest growth although the weak market
exchange rate is a major risk.
• Financial risk (HIGH): Banking sector soundness indicators remain positive while the possible lifting
of US sanctions in 2017 would bring relief.
• Commercial risk (HIGH): Sudan is a difficult place in the world to do business and the delay in lifting
of sanctions will deter investors with links to the US.