Project profile — Technical Assistance in Support to the Emerging Senegal Plan


Cowater International Inc. (61009)
2019-03-08 - 2026-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Senegal (100.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Education policy and administrative management (11110) (70.00%)
• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (10.00%)
• Agriculture: Agricultural policy and administrative management (31110) (18.00%)
• Mineral Resources And Mining: Mineral/mining policy and administrative management (32210) (2.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


This project seeks to support the Emerging Senegal Plan (ESP), which aims to make Senegal an emerging country by 2035, with a cohesive society under the rule of law. This project also seeks to improve the performance of Senegal’s state institutions in sectors targeted by Canadian budget support programs, to the benefit of Senegal’s population. It helps to build the public financial management capacities of these institutions and helps to strengthen the institutional framework related to ESP policies and programs in sectors targeted by Canadian budget support programs. Project activities include: (1) providing the five targeted ministries with technical assistance in programming and budgeting in program-budget mode, as well as in program-budget delivery; and (2) offering the five targeted ministries technical assistance in gender budgeting, as well as in gender responsive planning and monitoring-evaluation. The project seeks to benefit five targeted ministries: the Ministry of National Education; the Ministry of Employment, Professional Training and Handicrafts; the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Infrastructure; the Ministry of Mining and Geology; and the Ministry of Women, the Family, Gender Equality and the Protection of Children.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) public funds in the 5 ministries specifically targeted by Canadian budget support programs are managed efficiently and in a way that incorporates gender equality; (2) performance is improved and incorporates gender equality in the sectors targeted by Canadian budget support programs, especially in the five targeted ministries; and (3) stakeholders from the five targeted ministries are informed and have the capacity to steer the changes driven by the West African Economic and Monetary Union’s public financial management reform.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include : (1) delivered nearly 107 activities (with 3,394 people) which introduced new tools and provided capacity building for five ministries in planning, programming, budgeting and monitoring-evaluation that integrate gender and environmental considerations; (2) implemented a "gender" certification process to ensure that the gender dimension is considered in the budget documents of the five project beneficiary ministries; (3) improved the quality of the Multi-Annual Expenditure Programming Documents of the five ministries, which include gender, environment and youth employment indicators; and (4) implemented a management control system at the Ministry of Mines and Geology and the Ministry of National Education, which is also piloting a monitoring-evaluation system.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $1,916,682
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Other technical assistance
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