Senegal: MAFAP and the Joint Research Center of the European Commission (JRC) hold a validation workshop of the study on the optimal allocation of agricultural budget for the 2019-2023 phase of “Plan Senegal Emergent”

18 Oct 2018
On 19 September 2018 in Dakar, MAFAP and the Joint Research Center of the European Commission (JRC) presented the results of a study that will guide optimal allocation of the agricultural budget for the 2019-2023 implementation period of “Plan Senegal Emergent” (PSE). The study’s Steering Committee, consisting of the Ministry of Finance’s General Directorate of Planning and Economic Policies (DGPPE), line ministries, and research institutions, shared observations and discussed the policy implications of various budget allocation scenarios.

The scenarios were jointly determined with the Steering Committee and they reflect different spending options, such as investments in irrigation infrastructures, rural health education and health, or agricultural research and extension. The medium- and long-term impact of each budget allocation option are assessed against selected performance targets, such as production levels, trade balance, and nutritional intakes per capita. This assessment also takes into account the contribution of each scenario to the strategic goals of PSE and the structural transformation of the Senegalese economy.

The study results are intended to inform the ongoing budgeting process of the agricultural component of PSE for the 2019-2023 period. Under the leadership of DGPPE, this process will be finalized by the end of 2018 and consists in optimizing the contribution of agricultural and rural expenditures to the objectives laid out in the growth strategy of Senegal.