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UNIDO Programme for Country Partnership for Senegal
Description/achievement of initiative

UNIDO’s Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) is a multi-stakeholder partnership model that supports countries in achieving inclusive and sustainable industrial development. Aligned with the national development agenda and focused on sectors with growth potential, the PCP is helping Senegal advance its industrial development goals. It builds synergies with ongoing partner interventions, leverages funds and mobilizes investments. The PCP for Senegal focuses on industrial policy development, the establishment of agro-poles for selected value chains, the operationalization of a new generation of industrial parks, the development of a regional mining hub, and national reform on special economic zones and the related investment package. The Programme also integrates cross-cutting interventions such as private sector development, investment promotion, and environment and energy, among others.

Implementation methodologies

UNIDO provides advisory services to the government on industry-related issues, leads Programme design, provides multidisciplinary technical assistance, and facilitates overall PCP coordination. The various technical projects and programmes are implemented by UNIDO and other development partners, and coordinated through national governing bodies. Evaluation: A mid-term evaluation of the PCP is being conducted in 2017. At the end of the fifth year, an in-depth independent evaluation will be carried out.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The Programme for Country Partnership is being implemented in line with the Government’s Plan Sénégal Emergent, the country’s national development strategy, and has the following coordination arrangements. The Prime Minister's Office chairs the National Steering Committee which is responsible for the monitoring and coordination of PCP implementation. The Minister of Economy and Finance and Planning chairs a Partner and Donor Working Group, which includes representatives from several government institutions (the Office of the Prime Minister, BOS and the Ministry of Industry and Mining), partner and donor field offices, private sector associations, as well as financial institutions. Its main role is to facilitate the coordination and allocation of resources and, by doing so, ensure complementarities between the various donor and partner interventions.


The Government of Senegal, United Nations agencies, financial institutions, the business sector and other development partners.
Progress reports
Goal 1
Goal 2
Goal 5
Goal 8
Goal 9
Goal 10
Goal 12
Goal 17
December 2016
Operationalization of the first phase of the Diamniadio integrated industrial platform
December 2020
Three agro-poles established for high-potential value chains: 1) fruits and vegetables; 2) aquaculture and fisheries; and 3) livestock
December 2020
Industrial policy developed, including Action Plan
Other, please specify
Development partners are providing financing for projects and programmes under the PCP. Multilateral development banks, also provide public and private financing to support industrial development.
In-kind contribution
The Government of Senegal is providing in-kind resources through land allocation, expertise and staffing.

Basic information
Time-frame: April 2015 - December 2020
The Government of Senegal, United Nations agencies, financial institutions, the business sector and other development partners.
Contact information
Victor Djemba , Industrial Development Officer, Team Leader for the Senegal Programme for Country Partnership, v.djemba@unido.org
United Nations