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Senegal

Delivering science-based solutions and technical services to improve lives around the world

As both a global research institute and a leading international development organization, RTI combines our project implementation and technical expertise with those of our partners to co-create smart, shared solutions for a more prosperous, equitable, and resilient world. 

For over 25 years, we have collaborated with clients and partners in Senegal to advance sustainable, multi-sectoral solutions for the most difficult development challenges. In all that we do, we strive for transformative change built on equity and inclusion. 

Our experience and recent project implementation include:

Education in Senegal

The USAID Renforcement de la Lecture Initiale pour Tous (RELIT) program aims to improve early grade reading instruction and outcomes for children in 5 national languages, and French as a second language while building the capacity of the government and local institutions to support sustainable education system strengthening.

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

The Feed the Future Senegal Dooleel Mbay project is providing technical services that increase incomes, employment, resilience to climate shocks, and food availability and affordability, particularly in rural populations. This work builds on the success of Feed the Future Senegal Naatal Mbay program, also implemented by RTI.

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 helped 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-civil society collaboration, resulting in improved service delivery and increased financial resources in the health, education, and WASH sectors.

Health in Senegal

The USAID Owod (Integrated District Health, Improve Health Status and Human Capital in Senegal) 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

Project Funder Duration
Feed the Future Dooleel Mbay USAID 2020–2027
USAID Renforcement de la Lecture Initiale pour Tous (RELIT) USAID 2021–2026
OWOD (Integrated District Health, Improve Health Status and Human Capital in Senegal) USAID 2021–2026
Power Africa Off-Grid Program USAID 2018–2023
Learning at Scale Center for Global Development/ Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2019–2023
Governance for Local Development (GoLD) USAID 2016–2023
Naatal Mbay USAID 2015–2019
ENVISION USAID 2011–2019
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