Project profile — Multisectoral support for recovery after COVID-19 in Senegal

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Multisectoral support for recovery after COVID-19 in Senegal - Overview
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (XM-DAC-41122)
2021-03-24 - 2023-12-31
Country / region • Senegal (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Education
Primary education (11220) (31.00%)
• Basic Education
Basic life skills for youth (11231) (4.00%)
• Health, General
Health policy and administrative management (12110) (5.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (3.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (1.00%)
• Basic Health
Health education (12261) (8.00%)
• Health
COVID-19 control (12264) (5.00%)
• Basic Health
Health personnel development (12281) (4.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (7.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population statistics and data (13096) (5.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Basic drinking water supply (14031) (5.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (7.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Social/welfare services (16010) (2.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Employment policy and administrative management (16020) (5.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Multi-sector aid for basic social services (16050) (8.00%)
Policy marker • Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
Description and results


This project aims to improve the well being of the most vulnerable children, particularly young girls and adolescent girls, by supporting the relaunch and improving the quality of essential services in health, nutrition, education and child protection that have been delayed or disrupted in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic. The project also aims to reduce gender inequalities and support the empowerment of women and girls to increase their resilience to crises and strengthen their role at the social, economic and community level. Finally, the project improves the planning, management, coordination and collaborative response associated with the current crisis, while laying the groundwork for the more effective management of future crises. Project activities include: (1) building staff capacity and strengthening health, education and child protection structures and facilities through training, the supply of equipment, and the procurement and distribution of essential nutritional inputs; (2) implementing special measures to respond to the specific challenges caused by the pandemic, such as financial support to address the risk of children dropping out of school, supporting children to return to school, and the civil registration of undeclared children; (3) strengthening the skills and resilience of women and girls to participate in and lead initiatives that focus on civic engagement, advocating for their rights, entrepreneurship and decision making within their communities; and (4) strengthening the intra- and inter sectoral structures and mechanisms for evidence-based decision making at the central and decentralized levels, taking into account gender dimensions in order to better respond to the challenges that have been exacerbated by the health crisis.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to quality social services in health, nutrition, education and child protection involving communities to address the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic; (2) improved resilience among women and girls within their communities to address the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic; and (3) improved and gender sensitive follow up and coordination of the sectoral responses to address the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) provided vitamin A supplements to 41,056 children aged 6 to 59 months (including 12,759 girls); (2) installed reading corners in 300 public elementary schools. This initiative has been very well received by students and teachers since schools did not have access to such resources before; (3) provided essential equipment (hygiene, mattresses, mats, mosquito nets) to 104 Daaras (Koranic schools). This equipment is used to improve the conditions and safety of children; (4) trained 188 community actors in the use of a platform for the prevention of sexual and physical violence and abuse against children. Departmental child protection committees have strengthened their capacity to detect and report cases of violence against children. As a result, 1,246 child victims of violence (including 482 girls and 764 boys) have been provided with access to care services; (5) provided academic support and tutoring to 5,555 students at risk of dropping out of school (57% of whom are girls) to prepare them for the elementary school final exams. This initiative enabled 4,374 adolescents (the majority of whom were girls) to resume their schooling and write the national exams; and (6) In 2021-2022, this project helped regularize the situation of 15,000 students in the intervention regions.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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