Capital Dakar
Population 12 million
Life Expectancy 62.6
Access to clean water 77%
Adult literacy 42%
Under five mortality 136 per 1,000 live births
GDP per head (US$ PPP) $1,792

Our Joint Programmes

Promoting Initiatives and Cultural Industries in Senegal
Senegal has developed policies to promote the country's great cultural diversity, but some regions and groups have been left behind. The goal of the Joint Programme was to support the government in implementing national policies aimed at promoting culture as an engine of sustainable human development, with a focus on vulnerable groups such as women and young people.
Preventing and managing child malnutrition in highly vulnerable regions
Persistent drought and the rise in food prices have taken a heavy toll in Senegal: more than two million people lacked food security and nearly one in five children under the age of 5 was stunted when the Joint Programme was launched. Its aim was to lower the acute malnutrition rate of children in the five most affected regions to below the international emergency level of 10%.
Expanding access to environmental finance - Reversing the decline in forest ecosystem services
Senegal is experiencing a high rate of environmental degradation, with rapid deforestation, soil erosion, loss of arable land and a rise in air and water pollution. The Joint Programme was designed to reverse the decline in Senegal's forest ecosystems and to encourage the sustainable use of forest ecosystem services, with the aim of improving livelihoods for vulnerable groups in those areas.