Strengthening the statistical system in support of the Plan Sénégal Émergent

Through a 3-year, government of Canada-funded project, Statistics Canada provides technical assistance to the National Agency of Statistics and Demography of Senegal (ANSD) and the ministries responsible for education, vocational and technical training, food and nutrition security and extractive and agriculture sectors for the production of quality statistics. Reliable and credible statistics are needed to improve the strategic planning and programs monitoring and projects included in "Plan Sénégal Émergent", the national strategy for social and economic development, which aims to make Senegal an emerging country by 2035.

The project was approved on June 2, 2016 with funding of CAD $1 million and an end date of March 31, 2020.

Project activities include:

  • contributing to improved structures and mechanisms for coordination and collaboration between producers and users of statistical data;
  • supporting the implementation, by the various structures of the national statistical system, of good practices in financial management and human resources, provide training in techniques and methods of statistical surveys;
  • contributing to improved quality and reliability of the statistical output of the sectors targeted by budget support and supporting the implementation of a web-based dissemination policy for the entire national statistical system (NSS).

There are three main expected results for the project:

  • institutional strengthening of the ANSD and better coordination of the national statistical system (NSS);
  • capacity building in statistical production and
  • better quality of statistics produced by all structures belonging to the NSS.