Africa Lead Supports Public-Private Sector Dialogue on ‘Plan for an Emerging Senegal’

Participants discuss the evolution of the key PES monitoring indicators, their results and impact. Photo credit/Africa Lead

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. The PES is Senegal’s national development, economic, and social policy.

For the fourth consecutive year, Africa Lead supported the organization of the PES Annual Review and Planning 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 PES, including the automation of administrative procedures, and promotion for high-impact investments.

Held on January 10 – 11, the workshop had 242 participants in attendance and coincided with the end of the first five-year phase of PES implementation (2014 – 2018). During the two-day workshop, participants discussed the evolution of key PES monitoring indicators, and sought to identify factors for success and underperformance, and recommended solutions for target areas. Participants also discussed the plans outlined in the second five-year phase (2019 – 2023) of the Priority Action Plan (PAP).

The PES workshop also included a plenary panel on effective practices for monitoring and evaluation, and presentations on the implementation of public policies by representatives from Morocco’s Delivery Unit on Development Monitoring and Oversight, and Malaysia’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU).

Africa Lead will continue to support the Operational Office for Follow Up on the Plan for an Emerging Senegal as it follows up on the recommendations made and as it moves into the second phase of PES implementation.

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