Senegal: € 223 million for a program to support municipalities

The French Development Agency, the World Bank and the State of Senegal have signed a financing agreement worth € 223 million for the Senegal Municipalities and Agglomerations Support Program (PACASEN).
The signing of the agreement took place on the sidelines of the national conference on the development and attractiveness of the territory which opened Monday, July 9 at the Abdou Diouf International Center of Diamniadio (forty kilometers of Dakar).
This is 80 million euros granted by AFD in the form of loan, 93 million euros by the World Bank and 50 million euros by the State of Senegal.
This envelope should be used to strengthen the financial viability of local authorities and improve their performance in terms of management and project management.
PACASEN is a five-year program (2018-2023) of the Senegalese government aimed at improving the economic attractiveness of the communes and agglomerations of the country through an investment program of 130 billion CFA francs.
It will be implemented by the Municipal Development Agency (ADM), under the leadership of the Ministry of Territorial Governance, Development and Spatial Planning.
The project targets a total of 123 towns and municipalities that will benefit from additional resources and ultimately covers nearly 600 local authorities.
The objective of the program is to directly increase the resources of local communities and to increase qualified and efficient human resources.
As a reminder, PACASEN is one of the initiatives aimed at improving the viability and attractiveness of the territories, in accordance with the strategic orientations of the Senegal Emergent Plan (PSE).


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