Assessments of Poverty Profile and Income Inequality in North Kordofan State, Sudan.

Ibrahim Elnour Ibrahim, Mohammed Ahmed Al-feel, Adam Elhag Ahmed


This study was carried out in North Kordofan state The aim of the study are: To establish poverty lines  indicators, poverty profiles and income inequality in the rural household focusing on the traditional farms and to identify the main causes of poverty of the poor rural tenants in traditional farms.  Structured questionnaire using stratified sampling technique was used to gather households' poverty data from four localities in North Kordofan State, a total of 205 households were interviewed. Different analytical methods were used, namely: The Foster-Greer-Thorbecke (FGT) is a generalized measure of poverty within an economy. It combines information on the extent of poverty (as measured by the Headcount  ratio, the intensity of poverty (as measured by the total poverty Gap) and inequality among the poor (as measured by the Gini and the coefficient of variation for the poor).

The results show that about 68.8% of households’ in north Kordofan state were poor living below the poverty line, 9.2% are moderate and 22% are non-poor if US$ 1 index is applied. The poverty incidence was high in Elkhowi (75%) followed by Elnohoud (71.4%), Umrwaba (70%) and Sheikan locality (65%).V


Poverty profile, Income Inequality, North Kordofan State.


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