Tentmaker Reports

Sudan Report

Entrepreneurial Missions Index


General Information


37,964,306 (33rd most populous country in the world)

Suuni Muslim70%
Indigenous Beliefs25%
Ta Bedawie


Oil, cotton ginning, textiles, cement, edible oils, sugar, soap distilling, shoes, petroleum refining, pharmaceuticals, armaments, automobile/light truck assembly

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the World Factbook project 4, conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). For more detailed information about Sudan, visit https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sd.html.

Business Information

The World Bank ranks Sudan as 153 out of 183 economies in terms of ease of doing business. The country ranks as 128 (of 183) in terms of ease of starting a business.

It requires 0 procedures, takes 0 days, and costs N/A% of income per capita to start a business in Sudan.

In order to start a business in Sudan, one must follow these procedures:

  1. Submit application for preliminary approval to Registrar and reserve company name
  2. Notarize memorandum and articles of association
  3. Notify taxation chambers
  4. Register with commercial registry
  5. Conduct site inspection
  6. Apply for tax identification number
  7. Register for VAT
  8. Register with labor authorities
  9. Enroll employees for social security
  10. Make a company seal

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the Doing Business project 3, conducted by the World Bank. For more detailed information about starting a business in Sudan, visit http://www.doingbusiness.org/.


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Sudan Economic Freedom

The World Economic Forum (WEF) was founded in 1971 by Klaus Martin Schwab at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.  It is a non-profit foundation best known for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss both economic and social issues facing the world.  The WEF also serves as a think tank, and publishes a wide range of reports focusing on issues of concern and importance to Forum communities. In particular, Strategic Insight Teams focus on producing reports of relevance in the fields of competitiveness, global risks and scenario thinking.  The Global Competitiveness Report measures competitiveness of countries and economic competitiveness among a wide range of factors such as corruption, tax rates, work ethic, and many others.

Sudan Summary


1 World Economic Forum

2 Free the World
Gwartney, James and Robert Lawson with Herbert Grubel, Jakob de Haan, Jan-Egbert Sturm, and Eelco Zandberg (2009). Economic Freedom of the World: 2009 Annual Report. Vancouver, BC: The Fraser Institute. Data retrieved from www.freetheworld.com.

3 World Bank Data

4 World Factbook Project

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