This household resilience analysis of Sudan is based on the National Baseline Household Survey 2009 (NBHS 2009), developed and implemented by the Government of Sudan from May to June 2009. At the time that that survey was designed and carried out, South Sudan had not yet gained independence as a sovereign nation. Thus, the survey was originally intended to collect data from across the regions that are currently officially referred to as the nations of Sudan and South Sudan. However, ongoing conflicts in the regions that now comprise South Sudan meant that no data was collected there during the survey. Given this, and that South Sudan gained independence in 2011 after the NBHS 2009 had concluded, this resilience analysis refers only to present-day Sudan, and does not include any analysis for South Sudan.
This household resilience analysis examines differences in resilience capacity and resilience structure between female- and male-headed households, and between regions. This analysis can be adopted as a baseline to critically review the different policies implemented by the Government of Sudan, in order to suggest targeted policy improvements.