Sudan is facing an economic emergency with an 80% decline in government revenues. This decline is linked to “diminished foreign investments, declining oil prices, and internal fiscal mismanagement.”

The online survey app Real Research surveyed the public to gather opinions on the crisis in Sudan, and here are the findings.


  • 72.38% stated that Sudan’s economic crisis erupted due to the decrease in importing and exporting.
  • The Sudanese government’s efforts to stabilize the economy are effective, said 91.02%.
  • 68.16% claimed seeking international aid might mitigate Sudan’s economic crisis.

Sudan’s Economic Crisis

Approximately the majority (49.1%) were aware of Sudan’s economic crisis due to the 80% decline in government revenues. 36.12% were vaguely aware, and 14.78% weren’t aware at all.

The country is suffering from natural disasters such as floods and dire logistical challenges, which have led to a decline in Sudan’s oil production. 56.22% believe the decline in oil production in Sudan contributed to the economic crisis. 37.14% say it was somewhat likely, 4.66% believe it was somewhat unlikely, and 1.98% state that it’s highly unlikely.

Figure 1: Likelihood of decline in oil production contributing to the economic crisis

Furthermore, an ongoing conflict in Sudan, which started last April, led to the destruction of the main international airport. 72.38% believe that the country’s revenue declined due to the decrease in importing and exporting goods, and 27.62% disagree.

Reports claimed that the decline in government revenues is linked to “diminished foreign investments, declining oil prices, and internal fiscal mismanagement.” 95.12% were concerned about this, while 4.88% weren’t.

Figure 2: Concern over the decline in government revenues

The Sudanese government has acknowledged the economic difficulties, and measures are being outlined to address the revenue crisis, aiming to stabilize the economy and alleviate the high cost of living. These efforts were seen as strongly effective (49.48%), somewhat effective (41.54%), and not effective at all (8.98%).

Figure 3: Effectiveness of Sudan’s government’s efforts to stabilize the economy

68.16% believe seeking international financial aid might mitigate the crisis, while 31.84% didn’t share the same opinion. Moreover, 48.1% were strongly concerned about the potential long-term implications of Sudan’s revenue loss, 45.5% were somewhat concerned, and 6.4% weren’t concerned at all.


Survey TitleSurvey on Sudan’s Economic Crisis As Country Records 80% Revenue Loss
DurationMarch 9 – March 16, 2023
Number of Participants5,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.