WTO accession
1 January 1995
Population
12,767,556
Per capita growth rate (%)
4.134
WB Ease of Doing Business rank
151
Share of international non-oil trade (%)
0.752
Value of non-oil goods traded (in US$ million)
2161
Logistics performance Index (LPI)
2.86
2011 data - Sources: UNCTAD, World Bank, WTO, UN Comtrade

Senegal joined the Integrated Framework (IF) at its inception in 1997, and benefited from the revamped IF. Senegal undertook a Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) which was validated in November 2002. The DTIS results were also integrated into the second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) to ensure continued growth of trade, one of the key sectors providing employment, in particular in urban areas.

 

The DTIS Action Matrix was updated in May 2005 and helped to provide further information on the involvement of donors in the DTIS implementation process. The DTIS Action Matrix implementation was also supported by four Window II projects, with two projects addressing support for tourism development (2006‐2009); fisheries (2009); and two projects to support the overall IF implementation (2006‐2009).

Description of the projects (objectives and interventions)

Under the EIF, Senegal's Tier 1 'Support to National Implementation Arrangements (NIAs)' project was approved by the EIF Board in November 2011, and implementation was kick-started in January 2012. The Tier 1 project's main objective is to support Senegal's integration into the international trading system in order to reduce poverty and create sustainable development.

Main progresses to date

As part of the NIAs, the EIF National Implementation Unit (NIU) has been fully staffed and is operational. The National Steering Committee (NSC) has been re-activated. A working group on Aid for Trade (AfT) was established and has held several meetings since 2012 to coordinate AfT and development assistance. The working group forms part of the Consultative Committee with Technical and Financial Partners (Comité de Concertation avec les Partenaires Techniques et Financiers – CCPTF).

The DTIS Update (DTISU) approved by the EIF Board in July 2012, was undertaken with the support from UNCTAD. The DTISU was finalized and validated in 2013. It has been used by the Government to focus on national competitiveness to meet its growth objectives. The DTISU has provided inputs to develop the trade component in the National Strategy on Economic and Social Development (Stratégie Nationale de Développement Economique et Social – SNDES) for 2013-2017. The SNDES 2013-2017 serves as the National Development Plan.

Moreover, the DTISU has also provided recommendations to promote trade in potential sectors and sub‑sectors such as horticulture, cotton, groundnuts, rice, onions, maize, milk products, tomatoes, potatoes, fisheries and tourism. This complements the 2005 PRSP (la Stratégie de Croissance Accélérée - SCA), which sets out strategic measures to enhance the country's competitiveness in sectors such as fisheries; agriculture and agro-business; textile; tourism and crafts; and information technology and communications.

Trade has been mainstreamed into the 2011-2015 Economic and Social Development Policy (Document de Politique Economique et Sociale - DPES) as a sub-sector. The DPES was revised in 2012 and became the SNDES 2013-2017. The SNDES provides sectorial development plans, including trade as a sub-sector and public investments. This also serves as a platform for resource mobilization and partnership with different stakeholders.

Furthermore, the trade dimension has been integrated in the fishery sector strategy.

A Mid-term Sectoral Expenditure Plan for the Ministry of Trade (Cadre de dépenses sectoriel à moyen terme – CDSMT) has been formulated and validated with support from the NIU. The plan serves as a planning instrument for trade‑related programmes and provides necessary resources for implementation, e.g., for the Trade Sector Policy 2012-2014 (Lettre de Politique Sectorielle – LPS).         The LPS sets out four strategic directions:  improving market access; enhancing regional integration (West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union; developing export oriented productive capacity for export; and promoting competition and improving distribution network nationwide.

The public-private dialogue has been ongoing through the NSC structure: the National Council for Consumption (Conseil National de la Consommation) on issues related to domestic trade; and the National Committee for International Trade Negotiations (Comité National des Négociations Commerciales Internationales) on issues related to international trade.

The NIU has focused on developing Tier 2 project proposals to submit to different donors and has supported the formulation of sector policies. The NIU has also organized various studies and trainings on trade-related issues. In 2013, four Tier 2 project proposals were finalized and submitted to the Government and relevant Development Partners for funding. One Tier 2 project proposal on mango sector competitiveness has been developed for EIF funding.

The four Tier 2 project proposals developed include: competitive supply of bananas in the Tambacounda region; processing and commercialization of fruit-based products for women groups in Basse-Casamance; improvement of Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures (SPS) for fruits and vegetables; management of SPS regulations for horticulture produces.

With the support of the NIU, an STDF-funded project for 17,500 members of the l’Association de l’Union des Maraichers des Niayes du Sénégal (AUMN) was approved to improve SPS standards and the quality of cabbage in order to gain access to national and regional markets.

As part of the trade mainstreaming agenda, the NIU has been working jointly with UNCTAD to implement a project funded by the Development Account (Project M) in support of the integration of the DTISU Action Matrix into the SNDES.

The NIU team has benefitted from an EIF organized Gender, M&E and Communications regional francophone workshop in Togo in March 2014. In 2012, a project development module was rolled out in a training workshop in Senegal, and relevant Ministries and stakeholders have since benefitted from training workshops on project formulation and results‑based management.

Outreach

To promote trade outreach, Senegal has launched a website on AfT delivery, available at http://www.atlc.sn./.

Outcome 1: Sufficient Institutional and management capacity built in EIF countries to formulate and implement Trade related strategies & implementation plans
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O1.1 Tier 1 ' Support to NIAs' project completed or under implementationNoYes
O1.2 EIF Country with complete, up-to-date validated DTIS Action MatricesNoYes
O1.3 Level of capacity of NIU to perform fiduciary programme management for Tier 1 projectN/A3
O1.4 Country with up-to date trade strategiesNoYes
O1.5 Country with quality trade strategyN/A2
O1.6 Country with quality trade strategy implementedN/A4
Outcome 2: EIF countries mainstream trade into their national development strategies and plans
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O2.1 Trade in PRSP and/or National development strategies33
O2.2 Existence of productive sector strategies integrating the trade dimensionYesYes
O2.3 Functioning public/private consultation mechanism31
Outcome 3: Coordinated delivery of trade related resources (funding, TA etc.) by donors & implementing agencies to implement country priorities following adoption of DTIS Action Matrix
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O3.1 Availability of an annual rolling implementation overview integrating all trade-related government & donor-supported activities (including gender & environment)NoNo
O3.2 Frequency of government and donor consultations on trade-related mattersN/A3
O3.3 UN CEB Cluster activities based on DTIS Matrix priorities in EIF CountriesNoNo
O3.4 Country with joint donor initiatives in the trade area (such as need assessment; strategy formulations; programming; pooled funding; M&E; etc.)NoYes
Outcome 4: EIF Countries secure resources in support of initiatives that address DTIS Action Matrix priorities
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O4.1 Country with implementation plan integrating DTIS/Action Matrix priorities and indicating financing needs to be met through ODAN/AN/A
O4.2 Country where a Government budget exists for implementation of its trade strategyNoNo
O4.4 Number of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action Matrix2N/A
O4.4.1 Amount of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action Matrix (Million USD)5.2N/A

DTIS Update

Starting date / End date
25/07/2012
Approved Budget
195,734
Board Approval Date
24/11/2011
Disbursement
195,734
Expenditure Reported
195,734
MOU Approval Date
20/07/2012
MOU Expiry Date
15/09/2013
Phase
Completed

NIA Support - Phase 1

Starting date / End date
27/01/2012
Approved Budget
900,000
Board Approval Date
24/11/2011
Disbursement
900,000
Expenditure Reported
900,000
MOU Approval Date
05/01/2012
MOU Expiry Date
01/10/2018
Phase
Implementation

NIA Support - Phase 2

Approved Budget
300,000
Board Approval Date
23/06/2016
Disbursement
0
Expenditure Reported
0
Phase
Implementation

Projet d’amélioration de la compétitivité de la mangue sénégalaise

Starting date / End date
30/04/2015
Approved Budget
2,991,358
Board Approval Date
20/08/2014
Disbursement
1,920,577
Expenditure Reported
1,183,704
MOU Approval Date
11/03/2015
MOU Expiry Date
11/03/2018
Phase
Implementation

Focal Point

Mrs. Aminata Assome DIATTA
Commissaire aux Enquêtes Economiques, Directeur du Commerce Extérieur
Ministère du Commerce, du Secteur Informel, de la Consommation, de la Promotion des Produits Locaux et des PME
TBD
TBD, Senegal
Tel: TBD

NIU Coordinator

Mr. Cheikh Saadbouh SECK
Directeur du Commerce Extérieur
Ministère du Commerce
Cité Sagef, Ouest Fore, Villa n° 64, BP 4057
Dakar, Senegal
Tel: (221) 33 820-44-94 (221) 33 820-45-02 (dir.)

Donor Facilitator

M. Clarisse Liautaud LIAUTAUD
Delegation of the European Union to Senegal
European Union
, Senegal
Tel: +221 77 46 196 21

Vice Donor Facilitator

M. Boundaw CISSÉ
Section Economie, Commerce et Gouvernance , Chargée de Programme
European Commission
Délégation de la Commission Européenne B.P. 10 388
Dakar, Senegal
Tel: +221-33-889-11-00
Mme. Sandrine BEAUCHAMP
Section Economie, Commerce et Gouvernance, Chargée de programme
European Commission
"Délégation de la Commission Européenne B.P. 10 388"
Dakar, Senegal
Tel: +221 33 889 11 00 / 10 71
Mr. Agnès SAGNA
Assistante de programme
European Commission
"Délégation de la Commission Européenne B.P. 10 388"
Dakar, Senegal
Tel: +227 20 73 27 73

WB Contact

M. Alain D'HOORE
Economist Principal
The World Bank
Corniche Ouest x rue L.G. Dumas BP 3296
Dakar, Senegal
Tel: +221-33 859 41 55/41 00
M. Mamadou NDIONE
Resident Economist
The World Bank
, Senegal
Tel: -

UNDP Contact

Mme. Khardiata LO NDIAYE
Resident Coordinator
UNDP
, Senegal
Tel: -
Mme. Nana Touré SY
Principal economist
UNDP
Immeuble Wollé Ndiaye, route du Méridein Président, Almadies BP 154
Dakar, Senegal
Tel: +221 33 839 9302

Other

Mr. Gilles Abraham Amary MBAYE
Unité nationale de mise en oeuvre
tbc
tbc, Senegal
Tel: +221 77 531 76 87
Senegal Annual Progress Report 2013
Senegal DTIS Update 2013
Country Case Studies - EIF TFM Review
EIF LDCs Photo Competition Album
Senegal Etude Diagnostique sur l'Intégration du Commerce (EDIC) / Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) 2003
Senegal EDIC / DTIS Volume 2 Chapitre 1: Compétitivité 2002
Senegal EDIC / DTIS Volume 2 Chapitre 3: Promotion des Exportations 2002
Senegal EDIC / DTIS Volume 2 Chapitre 4: Pêche 2002
Senegal EDIC / DTIS Volume 2 Chapitre 5: Agriculture 2002
Dakar hosts an Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Regional Workshop to help the region's poorest countries gain more from inclusive and sustainable trade
What will it take to foster inclusive trade in Africa?
EIF LDCs Photo Competition: Senegal “working to improve the quality of cabbage with STDF is making the difference in gaining access to national and regional markets”
EIF LDCs Photo Competition: Senegal “Moving up the food processing chain is helping women produce larger quantities of grain with new equipment”
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