The purpose of this volume is to focus attention on the economic and political development of the Sudan, to describe the progress and problems encountered in this development process, and to bring into a single book a comprehensive consideration of the situation in the Sudan. In terms of land area the Sudan is the largest nation in Africa, and one of the most sparsely populated countries in Africa. The Sudan enjoys a strategic location, commanding part of the Red Sea approach to the Suez Canal, and lying in close proximity to the rapidly growing Middle Eastern markets. Complementary aspects of food supply in the Sudan and the Middle East - the Sudan with its potential surplus - the Middle East with its needs - suggest a dynamic export growth pattern in the future.
List of Maps and Diagrams -- List of Tables -- Preface -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Population and Manpower -- 3 An Economic Overview -- 4 Agriculture and Forestry -- 5 Transport, Power and Industry -- 6 The Financial System -- 7 External Economic Relations -- 8 Development Planning: Problems and Prospects -- 9 Balanced Regional Progress in the Future -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.