Youth, Training and Labor Insertion in Sudan: Lessons from the INSO Project Introduction


  • Jorge Carlos Alcaide Comboni College of Science and Technology
  • Jean-Baptiste Meyer Centre Population & Développement (Ceped)
  • Sabrina Greco
  • Sahar Abdallah A. Mohamed Ahmed Comboni College of Science and Technology



employability, higher education, human capital, labor insertion, sustainable development


The article deals with the relation between higher education and employment in Sudan. It evaluates the efficiency of a training project realized in collaboration between international and local private and government partners that aimed to provide university graduates with employment opportunities. The INSO Project (Innovation in society: training paths and human capital enhancement in Sudan) took place from 2017 to 2019. The research methodology consists of a questionnaire survey among the project participants to collect data on their employment achievements two years after their graduation and a series of interviews about their professional integration. The collected data are analyzed in the context of the Sudanese socio-economic and higher educational context and development. The study reveals a significant rate of employment for the graduates of this training project, its limits and the good use of specific training related to job search techniques.


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Author Biographies

Jean-Baptiste Meyer, Centre Population & Développement (Ceped)

Full Professor. He is a researcher at the Centre Population & Développement, IRD-Université de Paris, France. His fields of research are the sociology of knowledge and the transformations of Higher Education in Northern Africa

Sabrina Greco

Sabrina Greco, Ph.D. in “Demography and Economy of Great Geographical Areas”, is a researcher of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche-Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale, Italy. Her areas of research are the relations between population, environment and development in the Mediterranean countries and in Sudan. She held the position of Principal Investigator of the INSO Project.

Sahar Abdallah A. Mohamed Ahmed, Comboni College of Science and Technology

Sahar Abdallah A. Mohamed Ahmed, MBA, is a lecturer of human resources management, economics and marketing at Comboni College of Science and Technology, Sudan, and director of the Internships Office. Her main area of research is human resources management.


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How to Cite

Alcaide, J. C., Meyer, J.-B., Greco, S., & Abdallah A. Mohamed Ahmed, S. (2023). Youth, Training and Labor Insertion in Sudan: Lessons from the INSO Project Introduction. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 15(1).



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