|Approval Date||25 Nov 2020|
|Signature Date||23 Dec 2020|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Sep 2022|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||15124|
The proposed operation concerns the award to the Republic of Senegal of a grant of UA 430,605 from the resources of the Technical Assistance Fund for Middle Income Countries (TAF-MIC) to finance the project for a technical assistant to strengthen the capacities and share experiences of the Operational Monitoring Office (BOS) of the Emerging Senegal Plan (ESP). The BOS is a structure attached to the Ministry for the Monitoring of the PES and housed in the Presidency of the Republic of Senegal. This technical assistance also provides for the establishment of a pilot Centre of Excellence within the BOS, intended to support countries wishing to create a Delivery Unit. Through this project, the capacities and skills of the BOS will be strengthened so that it becomes a regional model in terms of Delivery Units, capable of developing, testing and disseminating approaches to monitoring and operational implementation of priority projects on the continent. During the two years of the project, sustainable funding solutions will be sought so that the pilot Centre of Excellence can further develop and operate in the long term. This project, finalised at the height of the COVID-19 crisis, will also strengthen the role of the BOS in the country's response to the health crisis. Component 3 supports the launch of an ambitious project to revive the pharmaceutical industry in Senegal. It highlights the crucial role of the BOS, and its know-how, in structuring complex projects that are essential to the country. Finally, the project will also enable the Bank to improve dialogue with Regional Member Countries and their units in charge of project implementation. This will allow for better monitoring of the projects that the Bank finances and, ultimately, for easier and more efficient implementation.
The overall objective of the project is to support the Senegalese Operational Monitoring Office (BOS) by enabling it to strengthen its capacities and to set up a pilot Centre of Excellence on Delivery Units. The specific objectives are as follows: (i) To strengthen the capacities of the BOS in order to enable it to play its role as a model for Delivery Units at continental level; (ii) To set up a pilot Centre of Excellence intended to support countries wishing to develop a Delivery Unit but also to facilitate exchanges between these countries on the subject of performance. The Centre of Excellence will be used to popularise and strengthen the Delivery Unit model by developing an approach adapted to the African context; (iii) Strengthen the role of Delivery Units in the context of the COVID19 health crisis. This project will strengthen the dialogue between the DUs in this area (exchange of good practices). The project will also support the BOS in the post-Covid phase through the structuring of an ambitious project to revive the pharmaceutical sector in Senegal.
The main beneficiary of the project is the Operational Monitoring Office (BOS), which will benefit from capacity building and strategic positioning as a continental model for the Delivery Unit. The other beneficiaries are (i) the key actors (project managers, focal points, other partners of the BOS in the sectoral ministries/about 60 people) concerned with the steering, implementation and evaluation of projects and reforms structuring the Emerging Senegal Plan (ESP), (ii) the countries that will benefit from the support of the Centre of Excellence to initiate the creation of a Delivery Unit and (iii) the countries that already have a Delivery Unit and that will benefit from the activities of the Centre and the network (Peer reviews, sharing of experience, etc.).
Middle Income Countries Fund
|Last Update||22 Sep 2021|