Results and prospects

Results and prospects
2012 - 2019


In terms of growth, control of inflation and of the public deficit, the good performance of the Senegalese economy is being consolidated.

This positive dynamic is the result of the efforts in the implementation of flagship projects and reforms in the Plan for an Emerging Senegal (PES).

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PES and Agriculture


  • Counter-season rice production estimated at 301,345 tonnes (34% of national objectives)

  • 2,823 tonnes of horticultural seeds planted, 118,752 tonnes of fertilizer subsidised

  • Cereal production estimated at 2,247,094 tonnes, an increase of 4% compared to the 2015/2016 season and 54% compared to the average of the last five years

  • Rice production of 950,779 tonnes, an increase of 5% compared to the agricultural season of 2015/2016 and 71% compared to the average of the last five years

  • Peanut production of 997,593 tonnes, an increase of 38% compared to the average of the last five years

  • Horticultural production of 1,206,810 tonnes, an increase of 6% compared to 2015/2016

  • Fruit production estimated at 246,500 tonnes, an increase of 2.27% compared to the average of the last five years

  • Exports of fruit and vegetables estimated at 90,354 tonnes, an increase of 29% compared to the average of the last five years

The policy of subsiding inputs and factors of production has been implemented through better targeting of beneficiaries (big producers) and products (seed selection, agricultural equipment):

  • 3.2 billion FCFA for the acquisition of harnessed farming equipment

  • 12.966 billion FCFA for peanut seed

  • 7.12 billion FCFA for cereal and various other seeds

  • 18,998 billion FCFA for the various fertilizer formulas, 1 billion FCFA for inputs in the cotton sector

  • 996,775 million potato tubers


PES and the Fisheries Sector

  • Construction of modern offloading docks in Yoff, Ngaparou, Pointe Sarène

  • Development of areas for the treatment and processing of fishery products at Bargny, Fass Boye, Gooxu Mbathe

  • Construction under way of the docks at Soumbédioune, Goudomp, Bargny and Potou

  • Construction under way of processing areas for Penthium Sénégal in Thiaroye, Mbao, Ndeppé in Rufisque and Kafountine

  • Renewal of 1152 engines, for which the beneficiaries each received a grant of 1 million FCFA, or 5 billion FCFA

  • Registration of the dugout canoe fleet with the use of aluminium number plates for physical marking

  • Start-up of the establishment of the aquaculture centre in Sédhiou

  • Dredging and marking of the mouth of the River Casamance up to Ziguinchor, in order to strengthen safety and navigability

  • Consolidation of maritime safety with the renewal of the stock of 20,000 life jackets, stabilisation of the breach at Saint-Louis by the establishment of the breakwater in Saint-Louis and Potou, for an overall cost of 3.5 billion FCFA

  • Construction of the Port of Ndakhonga-Foundiougne

  • Dredging of the River Saloum for 2.5 billion FCFA and of the River Casamance for 10 billion FCFA

  • Commissioning of the vessels Aguène and Diambogne

  • Decrease in the cost of the Dakar-Ziguinchor ticket, from 12,000 to 5,000 FCFA

  • Construction of the Fatick central fish market

  • Construction of the regional service headquarters in Fatick, Joal and Sédhiou

  • Redevelopment of the wharf and of the processing area at the Goudomp fishing centre

  • Making the Ports of Ziguinchor and Ndakhonga compliant with safety and security standards

  • Extension of the Ziguinchor commercial Port

  • Construction of the Boudody fishing Port

  • Redevelopment and standards compliance work at the Electrotechnical Laboratory of the National School of Maritime Training

  • Establishment of a launch fund of 2 billion FCFA

  • Impending construction of the National Laboratory of Fisheries Products, the Saint-Louis fishing Port and the Port of Bargny


PES and Infrastructure

  • Diamniadio-AIBD-Sindia Motorway

  • Echangeur de l’Emergence [Emergence Interchange]

  • 3rd section of Northern Relief Road

  • Route des Grandes Niayes between Rufisque-Bayakh-Notto-Diogo-Lompoul

These achievements have just lengthened the list of recently completed projects: the Keur Wally Ndiaye-Passy-Sokone road, Kedougou Bridge, the Tamba-Dialocoto section, the Touba-Dahra highway, the road from Dinguiraye-Nioro-Keur Ayib of the border with Gambia, the Fatick-Kaolack section.


PES and the Urban Development Programme

  • Programme to Modernise the Religious Estates and Programme to Modernise Cities, PROMO-VILLES, with elements for sanitation, highways and public lighting

  • Regional Express Train (TER) between Dakar-Diamniadio-AIBD, first fast rail link in Senegal, serving 14 stations and carrying up to 115,000 passengers per day, in less than 45 minutes, between Dakar and Blaise Diagne international airport

  • The redevelopment of the Dakar-Kidira railway line over 644 km, a major project, generating several thousands of jobs and promoting low-cost transport

  • Diamniadio Industrial Park, where large international companies with high labour-intensive activities are relocating to, generating at least 50,000 jobs


PES and the Energy Sector

  • IPP 125 MW coal power station at Sendou (135 billion FCFA), commissioned in 2017

  • IPP 300 MW coal power station at Mboro (283 billion FCFA): commissioning expected in 2018

  • IPP 150 MW wind power station at Taiba Ndiaye (160 billion FCFA) in three tranches of 50 MW: commissioning expected between January 2018 and July 2019

  • IPP 20 MW solar power station at Kahone (15 billion FCFA), commissioned in 2017

  • IPP 20 MW solar power station at Médina Dhaka, Tivaoune (12 billion FCFA), commissioned in 2017

  • IPP 20 MW solar power station at Santhiou Mékhé, Tivaoune (18 billion FCFA), commissioned in 2017

  • IPP 20 MW solar power station at Sakal (20 billion FCFA), commissioned in 2017

  • IPP 100 MW solar power station: commissioning expected in 2018 in the framework of the Solar Scaling Programme

  • IPP 15 MW solar power station at Diass (13.3 billion FCFA), commissioned in 2017

At the sub-regional level, the OMVS is working on the realisation of projects at Gouina (140 MW), Koukoutamba (294 MW), Bouréya (114 MW), Gourbassi (18 MW) and Badoumbé (70 MW). For its part, the OMVG has initiated the Energy Project with the hydro-electric dam at Sambangalou (128 MW) upstream of Kédougou in Senegal, Kaléta in Guinea (240 MW) and the network to interconnect the electricity networks of four countries in the OMVG, which is 1,700 km long and includes 15 transformer stations of 225/30 kV and 2 dispatching centres.


PES and the Rural World

The results of the activity of the Emergency Community Development Programme (PUDC) are very satisfactory. Intended for particularly disadvantaged rural communities, the initial phase of this national programme has providing funded to the tune of $113 billion FCFA for drilling, water towers and rural roads.


The Community Agricultural Domain Programme (DAC) aims to create more than 300,000 jobs within 5 years.


The Séfa DAC, located in the villages of Diendé and Koussy in the Shiou region, covers 2,000 hectares having been the subject of deliberations by the said villages and approved by the sub-prefect. Agricultural activities started in August 2014, with, in particular, the production of corn. The drilling, which is under way, fish ponds, test station and delimited autonomous units make this DAC a "hub" for the production of seeds.


It is between the hills of Bandafassi and falls of Dindifélo, in the region of Kedougou, that the Itato DAC has sprung up with the first fish station in Senegal. This Community Agricultural Domaine governs 1,000 hectares, voted by the Communal Council of Bandafassi. Market gardening completes the chain of production over more than ten hectares. Activities were started in 2014 and people are now enjoying the first harvests of fish sold on the market.


PES and Access to Water

The results of the Programme to drill 300 wells, launched in 2013, prove that access to water is a constant preoccupation for the Government, with 223 construction projects, including 210 wells and 13 pumping stations, which have allowed 630,000 people to be touched. This ambitious policy has provided the sub-sector with genuine results in terms of MDGs, with an improved rate of access in rural areas of 86.6%, or 4.6 points above the objectives.

made in 2016 in the field of urban hydraulics. With the launch of the KMS3 drinking water treatment plant at a cost of 274.2 billion FCFA, the Government is trying to sustainably resolve Dakar’s water supply.

This institutional measure is completed by the new sea water desalination plant at Mamelles (with a renewal of 460 km of pipes in Dakar), launched by Japan for 135 billion FCFA and another desalination plant on the Grande Côte, towards Lac Rose (with a similar capacity of 5,000 m3/day).

As well, these three projects will contribute to making available a volume of 300,000 m3/day, covering, in particular, the needs of Dakar, Diamniadio and the Petite Côte until 2035. To this effect, the State is in the process of mobilising investments to the tune of 460 billion FCFA to succeed in the challenge to achieve sustainable universal access.

Projects completed in Dakar

  • 36 wells and 17 water towers

  • 38 well drills

  • Three pumping stations

  • 56,616 social connections

  • Renewal of 23,208 social connections

The Water and Sanitation Programme in Urban Areas (PEAMU), launched by the IDA to the tune of 25 billion FCFA, aims to produce an extra 20,000 m3/day for Dakar from Tassette and 15,000m3/day for the Petite Côte area. As well as the achievement of 20,000 social connections.

For the towns in the interior, the implementation of two projects (urban PEPAM and the Emergency Programme) has allowed 131,280 people to have access to water.

In the sanitation sub-sector, today, the emphasis is being placed on structuring projects:

  • Renewal of sanitation networks in the old districts of Dakar, the towns of Fatick, Joal-Fadhiouth, Ziguinchor and Kaffrine, with the achievement of 303 km of networks, 14 pumping stations, 14,970 connections, 3 waste water treatment stations and 5 stations for the treatment of sewage sludge

  • Achievement of 9,667 km of canals, 26 pumping stations, 20 km of back flow gravity pipes and 7 storm water storage pools (sheltering 271,920 people from flooding)

  • Upgrading of the capacity of the Cambérène purification station to 52,000 m3/day

  • Renewal of the Hann Manifold and sanitation of the Cité Soleil

  • Sanitation in Dakar, Rufisque, Pikine, Saint-Louis, Kaolack, Matam, Tambacounda, Touba, Tivaouane and Louga

  • Implementation of the Bay of Hann depollution project at a cost of 43.8 billion FCFA and the northern Dakar sanitation project for 42.5 billion FCFA

  • Continuation of the ten-year anti-flood plan

All the reforms aiming to achieve the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDO), on the basis of the consolidated gains of the Millennium Development Objectives (MDO), are thus undertaken by the Government: an ambition translated into a medium-term investment plan of 274 billion FCFA.


PES and Social Policy

Equal opportunities card

  • 24,350 cards produced and distributed

  • 17,861 beneficiaries of mutual health insurance

  • 12,881 beneficiaries of the family security grant

Programme to empower vulnerable groups

  • Validation of the National Disability Plan

General Directorate of Social Action

  • More than 4 million cases of children less than 5 years old consulted free of charge, since October 2013

  • More than 40,000 women having benefited from a caesarean, since January 2014

  • More than 550 people benefit, free of charge, from three sessions of dialysis per week

  • More than 671 mutual health insurers established throughout the country

  • More than 341,164 member households

  • 2,255,788 Senegalese benefiting from Community Health Insurance