Multinational - Road Improvement and Transport Facilitation Programme on the Southbound Bamako-Dakar corridor (Kati-Kita-Saraya-Kedougou-Dakar)

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Dec 2005
Signature Date 18 Jan 2006
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Nov 2012
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 188,781,835.19
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Road Improvement and Transport Facilitation Programme on the Southbound Bamako-Dakar corridor (Kati-Kita-Saraya-Kedougou-Dakar) is in keeping with the Community Infrastructure and Road Action Programme (PACITR) of WAEMU. The programme comprises road and socio-economic infrastructure construction works to respond to immediate needs of riparian populations as well as transport and transit facilitation measures on the corridor. Its implementation will permit the opening up of the high potential areas in Mali and Senegal and contribute to strengthen regional cooperation and economic integration by reducing non-tariff barriers and invisible costs. The programme as designed will contribute to poverty reduction, training of stakeholders and operators of the transport chain of the corridor. By facilitating mobility of persons and goods and improving the living conditions of roadside populations, it will also be contributing to achievement of the millennium development goals. It will permit the development of business activities along the corridor on account of the savings generated by the reduced illicit charges along the corridor. The programme will run from February 2006 to December 2009, that is 47 months.

Project Objectives

The programme sector goal is to contribute to strengthen sub-regional economic integration and cooperation among WAEMU and ECOWAS Member States, and to the opening up of hinterland countries. Its specific objective is to: (i) create a permanent good service level road link through the south between Mali and Senegal and remove the constraints on traffic in order to cut overall transport costs and promote trade between the two countries, (iii) improve the sustainability of investments by controlling axle loads; and (iii) improve living conditions of project area dwellers. The indicators for these objectives will be elaborated in the chapter below on monitoring and evaluation.


The primary beneficiaries of the project are users, traders and farmers, women and children. The realization of various related activities (development of trails, creation of water points, rest areas for animals, health centers, schools) has led to a positive change in the lives of the rural populations of the region. People living in the project area should benefit from reduced transportation costs, especially women, who account for 52%. The project will also benefit actors in the agricultural sector.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Accelerated Cofinancing Facility for Africa
Government of Multinational
African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-013
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Ali Ismael MOHAMED

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
13.6667 -10.6667 Bafoulabe Cercle
14.1333 -15.75 Birkilane Department
12.8326 -12.4551 Département de Kédougou
14.25 -15.25 Kaffrine Department
12.5629 -8.19929 Kati Cercle
12.6667 -11 Kenieba Cercle
13.2821 -9.39713 Kita Cercle
13.605 -13.647 Tambacounda Department
14.4553 -12.2052 Faleme Bridge
18.0 -2.0 Mali