Senegal - Diamniadio Highway Construction Project - RAP Summary

The Dakar-Diamniadio-Thiès highway is one of the major infrastructural projects that seeks to: (i) recreate the optimal conditions that would enable Dakar to fully play its role as an economic centre; (ii) ensure balanced development of the country; (iii) define and implement enhanced policies on urban transport, the environment, housing, hygiene and sanitation; and (iv) as regards transport, restore the conditions required for the consolidation of growth and promote the emergence of new investment and economic development zones on the Dakar-Thiès highway. The highway is also expected to...

Multinational - Omvg Energy Project - ESIA Summary

The OMVG Energy Project (Gambia River Basin Development Organisation) involves the four countries of The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal. This sub-regional organisation is the executing agency for integrated development programs in the region and in particular is focusused on the rational management of common resources of the Gambia, Kayanga-Géba and Koliba-Corubal Rivers. These river basins provide an opportunity for power production and studies have been financed by OMVG countries with international assistance in particularly from the ADB.

Multinational - OMVG Energy Project - Résumé EIES

Description A. Barrage de Sambangalou Le barrage et le réservoir proposés à Sambangalou sont localisés au Sénégal et le réservoir se situe à cheval sur le Sénégal et la Guinée. La zone du projet couvre la Guinée (réservoir et zone de réinstallation), le Sénégal (principaux ouvrages du barrage, y compris une partie du réservoir), un bief sénégalais en aval et, ensuite, un bief gambien en aval jusqu’à la mer. La Guinée-Bissau n’est pas directement concernée. Cette zone est dominée par la forêt en amont dans le bassin hydrographique et par un mélange de forêt et de savane ouverte. Par...

Senegal - Private Sector Adjustment Support Programme (PSASP ) - Completion Report

The Private Sector Adjustment Support Programme (PSASP), supported by the international community, reflects Senegal’s commitment to pursuing reforms aimed at reducing internal and external imbalances and creating an enabling environment for business and private sector development. The PSASP is consistent with Senegal’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), adopted in March 2002, and which considers private sector development as an area of focus and endorses the private sector development strategy. In line with Senegal’s 2002-2004 Country Strategy Paper (CSP), the Programme aims essentially...

Senegal - Agricultural Modernization and Intensification - Completion Report

Agriculture continues to be one of the most important sectors of economic activity in Senegal. It is, however, faced with technical, economic and financial constraints. The Government of Senegal responded to the situation with a new agricultural policy in 1984 and, in the years since then, it has continued to push ahead with reforms, including embarking on a Structural Adjustment Programme in the early 90s. In an effort to make agriculture more productive and competitive, the Government embarked on a number of measures designed to give the private sector more responsibilities in the sector....

2005-2009 - Senegal - Mid-Term Review of the Results-Based Country Strategy Paper (RBCSP)

The 2005-2009 RBCSP was considered and approved by the Boards of Directors in June 2005 (ADB/BD/WP/2005/68/Rev.1-ADF/BD/WP/2005/65/Rev.1). During its consideration, the Boards noted the satisfactory macroeconomic performance recorded over the 2000-2004 period. They had also expressed satisfaction with the country’s compliance with the criteria of the WAEMU convergence, stability, growth and solidarity Pact. The Boards congratulated the Government on the country’s attainment of the HIPC Initiative completion point in April 2004 and its eligibility to benefit from the Multilateral Debt Relief...

US$ 85 million for Labe-Seriba-Medina Gounass-Tambacounda Road Upgrading

Tunis, 4 December 2006 – A new road funded by the African Development Fund will help foster trade between Guinea and Senegal. The Board of Directors of the Fund today approved a funding of 56.4 million Units of Account (US$ 85 million or CFA 42.3 billion) to finance the upgrading of the road linking Labe in Guinea to Tambacounda in Senegal. The construction of the road will permit the opening up of the high agricultural and livestock potential areas in Guinea and Senegal. It will also contribute to the strengthening of regional cooperation and economic integration by reducing non-...

Multinational - Transport Facilitation on the Conakry - Dakar Corridor Through the Labe - Seriba - Tambacounda Road Development Project - ESIA Summary

The Labe - Seriba - Medina Gounass – Tambacounda road development and transport facilitation project was the subject of economic, environmental and social feasibility as well as detailed engineering studies with the preparation of bidding documents in 2004/2005 and 2006 respectively for the Labe – Seriba – Medina Gounass road (370 km) and for the Médina Gounass – Tambacounda road section (80 km).

Senegal - Kounoune Power Plant Near Completion

The African Development Bank Group Resident Representative in Senegal, Mr. Mohamed H'Midouche, on July 21, 2006, in Dakar signed security agreements (Mortgage, Collaterals and Pledges) on behalf of Bank Group President, Donald Kaberuka, on the Kounoune Power Project, which is jointly financed by the AfDB, IFC, BOAD (West African Development Bank), PROPARCO and CBAO (West African Banking Company). The AfDB is the first donor agency to sign such agreements. The other donors will also sign in the coming days. Donor contributions to the project amount to 48 million euros. AfDB contributes 8...

Infrastructure and Investment in Africa

Dakar, 4 July 2006 – The President of the African Development Bank Group, Mr. Donald Kaberuka, ended a two-day official visit to Senegal on Monday, where he once more called for the strengthening of regional integration in order to accelerate growth on the continent. Mr. Kaberuka arrived in Dakar on Saturday after attending the 7th Summit Meeting of the African Union in Banjul, The Gambia.  While addressing this Summit, he said that to attract investors to the continent, Africa needed development infrastructure in areas such as energy, telecommunications and roads, adding that...

President Kaberuka Honoured by President Abdoulaye Wade

Senegalese president, Abdoulaye Wade, on July 3, 2006, raised President Donald Kaberuka to the rank of Commander of the National Order of the Lion, one of the country’s highest distinctions. The Bank President expressed his gratitude to the Senegalese leader, saying "It’s a great pride and honour for me to be decorated by H.E President Abdoulaye Wade." He was received in a long audience by the Head of State within the framework of a two-day official visit in the Senegalese capital, at the invitation of President Wade. While in Dakar, the President also inaugurated the Bank Group’s Regional...

2006 - Senegal - Country Governance Profile

Over several decades, Senegal has implemented a series of measures and actions to consolidate democratic achievements, institutional reforms at central and local government levels, budget and financial reforms, as well as private sector and civil society involvement in the development process.

The Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Senegal Get US$ 30 million ADF Support

Ruminant Livestock Management in West Africa Tunis, 25 January 2006 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund on Wednesday in Tunis, approved a loan of 9.76 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$13.95 million and a grant of 10.24 million UA, equivalent to US$ 14.63 million to finance the sustainable management of endemic ruminant livestock in West Africa project (The Gambia, Guinea, Mali and Senegal). The Projects is aimed at conserving the biodiversity of endemic ruminant livestock with a view to increasing their productivity, in order to contribute...


Tunis, 19 December, 2005 – The African Development Bank Group on Wednesday in Tunis signed a loan and a grant protocol agreement amounting to 66.1 million Units of Account (UA*) about US$94.47 million, with representatives of the governments of Mali, Senegal and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) for road improvement and transport facilitation on the Bamako-Dakar corridor. The agreements were signed by the Officer in Charge of the Vice Presidency for West and Central Operations, Mr. Mohammed J. Gharbi for the Bank; the Malian Minister of Equipment and...

Launching of the ADB Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative in Senegal

Tunis, 21 September 2005 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund approved on Wednesday a loan of 25 million Units of Account* (US$ 36 million) to finance the rural water supply and sanitation (RWSS) sub-programme in Senegal. This programme will enable some 800,000 rural people to benefit from improved water supply and sanitation in the regions of Louga, Ziguinchor and Kolda in Senegal. The loan will contribute to improving the health conditions of rural communities of the 3 regions through the enhancement of water and household sanitation services in 240 rural localities...

Le Fad soutient la réhabilitation du réseau routier au Sénégal

Tunis, le 20 juillet 2005 – Le Fonds africain de développement (Fad), le guichet concessionnel du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (Bad) contribue à l’amélioration du fonctionnement du système de transport, en vue de soutenir la croissance économique du Sénégal. Le vice président par intérim pour les opérations Centre et Ouest du Groupe de la Bad, M. Jaouad Mohammed Gharbi, et l’Ambassadeur du Sénégal à Tunis, S.E.M Abbdourahmane Sow, ont signé à Tunis, un accord de prêt de 29 millions d’Unités de compte (UC*) équivalant à 43 millions de dollars EU accordé au Sénégal...

Le Fad contribue à la modernisation du système foncier au Sénégal

Ce don financera le Projet d’appui à la modernisation du cadastre. L’objectif principal du projet est de contribuer à la bonne gouvernance par l’amélioration de la mobilisation des ressources internes et l’environnement des affaires en vue d’une croissance durable ayant un impact significatif sur la réduction de la pauvreté. Plus spécifiquement, le projet vise à contribuer à la numérisation du cadastre pour une meilleure maîtrise de la conservation foncière en vue de l’amélioration de l’accès à la propriété et des recettes fiscales. Les principales réalisations de ce projet résident...

Green light for AfDB regional office in Dakar: The AfDB will have 25 representation offices in Africa at the end of 2006

Tunis, 28 December 2004 – The Senegalese National Assembly has ratified the agreement establishing the African Development Bank (ADB) Group regional office in Dakar. The Regional office covers the activities of the ADB and the African Development Fund (ADF) in Senegal, Mauritania, The Gambia and Cape Verde. "The choice of Dakar to host the regional office is justified by the portfolio of the country, the possibility of realizing new loan transactions in favour of the public sector, the potential for the development of the private sector, the accessibility of Senegal, the...

Senegal - HIPC Approval Document Completion Point under the Enhanced Framework

In April 2004, Senegal became the 9th regional member country (RMC) to reach the completion point under the enhanced HIPC Initiative. As a result, the Boards of Directors of the IMF and the World Bank approved US$ 488 million worth of debt relief in end 1998 NPV terms for the country as agreed at the decision point in June 2000 under the enhanced HIPC framework.1 Senegal qualified under the fiscal criterion by attaining debt sustainability at the NPV of debt to fiscal revenue ratio of 250 percent. After HIPC assistance, and additional debt relief, Senegal’s NPV of debt to revenue at the end...

Senegal - Livestock Support Project - Phase II - Appraisal Report

The livestock support project – Phase II will be implemented in an area where the natural conditions are conducive to this type of activities. It is in line with the policy of the Government. Its implementation will lead to the boosting of a sustainable livestock breeding adapted to the natural and economic environment of the area. The improvements recommended will bring about a rise in production and incomes, creation of new jobs and improvement in the living conditions of the people. To this end, the project will contribute to the strengthening of food security and poverty alleviation. The...