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Centre d’etudes de Politiques pour le Development Project Phase I & II (CEPOD)

  • Project Name:
    Centre d’etudes de Politiques pour le Development Project Phase I & II (CEPOD)
    Institution :
    The Government of the Republic of Senegal
    • Core Competence:
      Economic Policy Analysis and Management
    Project Region :
    West & Central Africa
    Country :
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    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 800 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:
    Phase :
    Grant Number:
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 500 000
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    The “Centre d‟Etudes de Politiques pour le Developpement( CEPOD )” was established to produce and disseminate economic policy analyses and to build indigenous capacity to undertake the analyses through training in Senegal. It was preceded by the “Unité de Politique Economique “(UPE) project. In April 1993, the Executive Board awarded a grant of US$1,912,200 towards the establishment of CEPOD.

    Project Description:

    The goal of CEPOD, phase I  was to consolidate the achievements of UPE in building capacity ineconomic policy analysis and formulation, and make a significant contribution to theimplementation of the capacity-building activities identified in the strategic developmentdocuments such as the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) and the “Programme National  de Renforcement des Capacites et de Bonne Gouvernance‟.The goal of the second phase of CEPOD is to strengthen the Centre’s institutional platform and consolidate its achievements so that it can enhance the capacity of the Government of Senegal to more effectively guide and manage the implementation of the Accelerated Growth Strategy (AGS), poverty reduction strategy and development efforts in the country.


    The specific aimswere to:

    1.         Consolidate the research, training, and dissemination programs on key economic issues

    within the framework of the national capacity building and good governance program;

    2.         Set up formal mechanisms for discussion of research findings and policy debates with

    the public sector, the private sector and civil society.

    3.         Strengthen government national capacity in economic policy analysis and formulation

    4.         Strengthen the capacity of the private sector to enable it to play its role of engine of

    economic growth;

    5.         Strengthen the analytical capacity of Parliament so as to enhance its oversight function

    vis-à-vis the Executive Branch;

    6.         Enhance the advocacy message of civil society by strengthening its policy analysis


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