RTI International has worked in Senegal for 25+ years, providing technical assistance, institutional strengthening, program support, and research. We design and implement programs across a wide range of sectors to help low- and middle- income countries and communities address complex problems and improve the lives of their citizens. Working with local partners and stakeholders, our solutions promote sustainability, self-reliance and success at scale.
Our experience and recent project implementation include:
Education in Senegal
The USAID Renforcement de la Littératie au Sénégal (Strengthening Literacy in Senegal [RELIS]) Program, aims to improve early grade instruction and reading outcomes for children in Wolof, Seereer and Pulaar—three national languages in Senegal—in seven sub-national regions.
The Learning at Scale study is a multi-country study that includes Senegal, that is generating research to better understand what factors lead to effective learning at scale, as well as identifying the methods of training and support that lead to teachers adopting effective classroom practices.
Energy Access in Senegal
We partner with USAID to improve energy access by bringing power to six million sub-Saharan households and businesses in 20 countries, including Senegal,that are otherwise unable to access electricity from their local utilities.
Food Security and Agriculture in Senegal
Through the Feed the Future Senegal Naatal Mbay project, we helped smallholder farmers with new agricultural technologies, skills, and approaches, including tools such as agricultural insurance to improve resilience, and facilitated nearly $165 million in loans and more than $27 million in new private sector investment in agriculture. Through a self-funded research activity, we leveraged existing agri-food networks to track the impact of COVID-19 on rural households.
Governance and Economic Development in Senegal
Working in partnership with the public and private sector, we provide locally led solutions that promote sustainable economic growth. Through USAID’s Governance for Local Development project, we are helping improve basic services in health, education, food security, and water and sanitation through an integrated governance approach. This project has achieved clear advances in citizen-government-private sector collaboration, resulting in improved service delivery and new financial resources for health.
Health in Senegal
The USAID Integrated District Health project is strengthening the capacity and commitment of Senegal’s health system at the district and regional levels to provide improved malaria, maternal and child health, family planning, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene services.
We have been at the forefront of helping USAID and country partners prevent and control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by empowering governments of endemic countries to lead national NTD control programs and scale up the delivery of preventive chemotherapy for the seven most common NTDs.
Our Recent Project Experience In Senegal
|OWOD (Integrated District Health, Improve Health Status and Human Capital in Senegal)||USAID||2021-2026|
|Power Africa Off-Grid Program||USAID||2018–2022|
|Learning at Scale||Center for Global Development/ Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation||2019–2022|
|Governance for Local Development (GoLD)||USAID||2016–2021|
|Sanitation Technology Platform (STeP)||Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation||2016–2018|
|Senegal Support for Accelerated Growth and Increased Competitiveness for Trade (SAGIC)||USAID||2005–2015|
|Indoor Residual Spraying 2||USAID||2009–2014|
|USAID Renforcement de la Littératie au Sénégal (Strengthening Literacy in Senegal [RELIS])||USAID||2021-2026|
|USAID Integrated District Health||USAID||2021-2026|