Inclusive Growth and Economic Competitiveness Support Programme (PACICE)

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Jun 2013
Signature Date 25 Jul 2013
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2014
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 25,540,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Inclusive Growth and Economic Competitiveness Support Programme (PACICE) seeks to contribute to sustainable and shared economic growth by promoting efficiency, equity and transparency in public resource management, and creating conditions conducive to inclusive private sector development. The programme aims to: (i) promote reforms that ultimately lead to the institution of gender-sensitive and results-based budgeting by mainstreaming the gender dimension into public policies and factoring gender and employment indicators into public investment programmes; (ii) promote reforms that improve the business environment and develop the private sector, especially SMEs, by specifically supporting women entrepreneurship and the initiatives of young entrepreneurs. In addition, the PACICE should contribute to consolidating gains from reforms initiated under past budget support operations and also support the implementation of activities scheduled under the on-going Institutional Support Project, PAPSP. The programme has two components, namely: (i) Improvement of State efficiency, accountability, transparency and equity in public management; and (ii) Improvement of corporate governance and the business environment to ensure inclusive private sector development.

Project Objectives

PACICE development objective is to create appropriate conditions that guarantee sustainable and inclusive economic growth by mainstreaming the gender and job-creation dimension through improvement of economic and financial governance, and support to private sector development.


Although the entire population of Senegal should benefit from this programme because it focuses on inclusive and job-creating growth, women and the youth should benefit more as public service users, entrepreneurs and stakeholders in various representation structures (civil society, socio-professional organisations, dialogue frameworks such as the CPI or the National Land Reform Commission, etc.). With respect to impact and outcomes, PACICE should directly strengthen institutions responsible for reform implementation, especially those under the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Audit Bench, APIX, the Ministry in charge of SMEs and ADEPME, and DREAT.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ministry of Economy and Finance


IATI identifier 46002-P-SN-K00-008
Last Update 08 Jul 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Senegal