The Integrated Programme in Senegal, Phase II (2004-2008)

The dynamics of IP II in Senegal

The Integrated Programme is the strategic cooperation framework for the Republic of Senegal and UNIDO since 1999. The first phase of the programme (2000-2004) was positively evaluated.

The second phase was signed in mid-May 2004 in Vienna:

Participative approach, favoring public-private sector dialogue, aims at providing results and at the emergence of innovative, adjustable and replicable tools and know-how:

  • The IP 2 is called Competitiveness and upgrading of the industrial infrastructure based on an efficient public-private partnership.
  • It was realized in line with:
    • International priorities (MDGs)
    • Regional priorities (NEPAD)
    • National priorities (Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, of utmost importance to the creation of wealth) priorities
    • The Industrial Redeployment Policy
    • The Private Sector Development Strategy
  • It explicitly aims at building up national competitive and sustainable capacities supporting the productive sector in Senegal. The public-private partnership represents the central approach of the IP to achieve competitiveness and to increase exports. It further serves as a vital example of economic integration in West Africa.

It is composed of projects and/or interventions centered around two priority components:

1.    Industrial upgrading and modernization of companies is fundamental in order to generate sustained economic growth and quality improvements through:

  • Creation of employment and income
  • Production of commodities according to international quality standards
  • Active participation in national and global value chains
  • Growing integration of the West African economy

2.    Development of MSEs, particularly in the agro-food industry and fishing sector as well as in rural areas.

The promotion of the economic potential of MSEs, of the so-called informal sector and of micro enterprises managed by women (in particular in industrial and commercial evaluation of agricultural and natural resources) is essential for the social economic and cultural well-being of the population in rural and suburban areas.

  • The two components are complementary. They achieve synergies together with the regional and environmental programmes implemented by UNIDO.
  • The Ministry of Industry plays a key role in the Senegalese Government as far as concerning the orientation and the implementation of the IP 2. The Integrated Programme is also an operational tool for the Industrial Redeployment Policy.
The IP 2: A reference programme for other countries of the sub-region

Provisional budget: 9.9 million USD (2004-2008)

  • More than 4 million USD for technical assistance since the launch of the IP 2 in 2004
  • More than 3 million USD for pending project portfolios (partly available as of end 2007
  • 1 million USD originally generated from the implementation of the sub-regional programmes between 2004-2007
  • An excellent knowledge of the productive sector in Senegal due to the presence of project teams in 8 out of 11 regions in rural and urban areas
  • Conduct of strategic and sectoral surveys

Launch and implementation of model projects in industrial upgrading and modernization and for micro and small enterprises with Senegalese key partners:

  • The EU promotes and develops micro economic activities at a local level
  • The French Development Agency (AfD) is engaged in upgrading and modernizing companies in Senega
  • UNDP focuses on the promotion and development of the regional entrepreneurship in Saint Louis
  • Capitalization of the IP 2 experience in Senegal and in its sub-regions