Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN06) Promoting city-wide inclusive sanitation through the Climate Resilience and Green Growth agenda

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes
Start Date Q1  Mar 1 2019
End Date q1 Mar 31 2021
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 309,053
Budget Percentage 68%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 209,669
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 0
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Name of consortium members, if any

Project context, objectives and description

Senegal has been experiencing rapid urbanization for the past few decades. At present, 45% of the country’s 15.3 million citizens live in urban areas. The urban population is expected to grow a 2.5% per year, reaching 62% of the total population by 2025. Much of Senegal’s current urban growth is not accompanied by basic services, such as sanitation and domestic wastewater management. Strategic documents such as National Strategy Document called Plan Senegal Emergent (PSE), urban planning also does not well-integrate sanitation. For decades, the Government of Senegal has advocated for a centralized sewer system in urban centers. The sewer networks cover only a small part of the urban users – about 100 000 households across Senegal, with the vast majority residing in Dakar (85,000). The rest of the users have access to inadequate sanitation services and hygiene conditions. The increase in access rate is currently low and lower than expected, which is today a major concern. In rural areas, sanitation is largely autonomous and those with the access rate “appropriate” is low (26.2%). A third of rural households (31.3%) has no adequate sanitation and 53 % practice open defecation with a negative impact on public health and child mortality, as well as safety and security issues for the most vulnerable (women and children). The majority of latrines are “traditional” and funded directly by households. However, efforts to manage wastewater from non-sewered systems have been limited. Mobilizing additional concessional financing to fill the gap in rural areas particularly in the central part of the country, is the main challenge facing the development of the sub-sector.

During this Phase I, the project will focus on three main workstreams: policy, investment and knowledge sharing.In the policy workstream, GGGI foresees four outputs (Output 1, 2, 3 and 4): (1) to secure government commitment and endorsement to undertake policy interventions that help to create an enabling environment to attract finance for city-wide inclusive sanitation, (2) to secure endorsement of the implementation plan for one policy intervention, (3) to incorporate/embed sanitation in national plans/strategies for climate change, green growth and urban planning, and (4) to develop municipal green growth plans/strategies for each of the municipalities where the sanitation service is selected. In the project workstream, GGGI foresees one output (Output 5): (5) two investment projects for city-wide inclusive sanitation in the target cities, Kolda and Kaolack, for which investment commitment has been secured. · In the knowledge-sharing workstream, GGGI foresees two outputs (Output 6 &7): (6) a strategy developed to mainstream CWIS in other GGGI partner countries based on lessons learnt and (7) to develop sanitation-specific metrics that allow for building a strong business case for sanitation.

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: N/A

Outcome: N/A

Project Outputs completed in 2019:

i. Green Growth Policies: N/A

ii. Green Investments: N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products:

  • Total of 2 capacity building activities in the form of information sharing and technical workshop.

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Abdoulaye FAYE

Romain Brille, Mamadou KONATE, Ale Sy, Nathalie Andre, Ramatoulaye Camara, Amadou Lamine Fa


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News • August 9, 2018

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News • September 20, 2019

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