Senegal Senegal has several plans and initiatives that include a focus on women (e.g., Plan for an Emerging Senegal [PES] targeting women entrepreneurs). Given high levels of informal work, improved female labour force participation/outcomes is crucial for the inclusive economic transformation envisioned in Agenda 2030. Social protection for and increased productivity of informal businesses/workers are also key.

Key findings











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Work with the Government to develop a more favourable legal framework that supports informal enterprises, including their phased transition to formalisation with appropriate incentives.



Support the formation and growth of women-led cooperatives with a focus on increasing efficiency, reducing costs through bulk purchases (inputs, services), aggregated supply etc.

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Introduce more rigorous monitoring of informal sector activities using incentives to encourage women-led enterprises to report business data to inform policy and programme design.


Sectors Covered

The Senegal country report covers the Agriculture (Horticulture, Agro-processing), and Microenterprises (Street Restaurants and Food Vendors, Artisanal Handicrafts and Souvenirs) sectors, including sector-specific key findings and proposed policy and programmatic recommendations.





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