January 10 – 11, 2019, Dakar, Senegal
Senegal adopted its Plan for an Emerging Senegal (PES) in 2014 with the goal of becoming an emerging market economy, with a low to middle per capita income, by 2035. Commonly referred to as the “PSE,” it is Senegal’s national development, economic, and social policy.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Senegal Feed the Future Program for Increasing Investment in Agriculture in Africa, implemented by Africa Lead, supported the organization of the annual PSE Review and Planning Workshop. The Operational Office for Follow Up on the Plan for an Emerging Senegal (BOS/PSE) – in French, “le Bureau Operationnel de Suivi de Plan Senegal Emergent”– is charged with the technical organization of the workshop.
The high-level workshop brings together representatives from key government divisions and a cross-section of stakeholders from the private sector. The annual review meeting is held to foster a participatory approach and dialogue on progress made towards the realization of the 27 flagship projects, and 17 key reforms outlined in the PSE, The Plan encompasses a variety sectors ranging from agriculture and food security to housing, mineral resources, infrastructure, and tourism.
The meeting was held in Dakar on Jan. 10-11, 2019. The workshop had 242 participants in attendance and coincided with the end of the first five-year phase of the PSE implementation (2014 – 2018).
During the two-day workshop participants discussed the evolution of key PSE monitoring indicators and sought to identify factors for success and under-performance, and recommended solutions for target areas.
As designed, the PSE will be achieved through a five-year Priority Action Plan (Plan d’Actions priorities) or “PAP” which is developed based on the core objectives and targets of the strategy. Participants were presented with and discussed the plans outlined in the second five-year phase (2019-2023) of the PAP.
In the context of exchanging and learning from Best Practices, the PSE workshop included a plenary panel on effective practices for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of public policies. This was presented by invited guests, representatives from Morocco’s Delivery Unit on Development Monitoring and Oversight and from Malaysia’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU).
Africa Lead will continue to support the BOS/PSE as it follows up on the recommendations made and as it moves into the second phase of PSE implementation.