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


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2021-03-24 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Senegal (100.00%)


• Primary education:
Primary education (11220) (31.00%)
Basic life skills for youth (11231) (4.00%)
• Health, General: Health policy and administrative management (12110) (5.00%)
• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (3.00%)
Basic nutrition (12240) (1.00%)
Health education (12261) (8.00%)
Health personnel development (12281) (4.00%)
• Health: COVID-19 control (12264) (5.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (7.00%)
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%)
• Social/welfare services:
Social/welfare services (16010) (2.00%)
Employment policy and administrative management (16020) (5.00%)
Multi-sector aid for basic social services (16050) (8.00%)

Policy marker 

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


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 2023 include: (1) 30,784 pupils in eight regions, 57% of them girls, have benefited from school remediation, i.e. a pedagogical device set up after pupil assessment to fill gaps and correct improper learning; (2) 1,602,360 children have benefited from an integrated care program covering post-natal consultations, malnutrition screening, Integrated management of childhood illness (ICMI), deworming and Vitamin A supplementation; (3) 30,784 additional children have joined bridging classes in 187 sites; (4) 4,784 child victims of violence, abuse and harmful practices have had access to a health service, a social service, psychosocial assistance or a legal service; (5) 195 health structures have a formal support system for birth registration in liaison with the civil registry services in the intervention zones; (6) 20,677 young people, including 8,040 girls, 6,014 pupils in bridging classes, 6,721 pupils in Daaras (Koranic schools), 7,542 pupils in community classes and 400 pupils in Technical and Vocational Training, benefited from alternative education initiatives in literacy and numeracy; (7) produced self-protection guides for children, families and educators; (8) revitalized the network of women teachers and girls' leadership clubs; (9) supported 16 departmental child protection committees in the project's target area to strengthen their role in coordinating local child protection actors; (10) 17,949 girls benefited from the national program to teach them to read in national languages; (11) 2,407 educational structures have an operational system for detecting and registering pupils without birth certificates; and (12) 144,401 people, including 55,437 girls, 38,776 boys, 29,118 women and 21,070 men, have been made aware of violence, abuse and harmful practices.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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