The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data supports country partners at the national and sub-national levels in Senegal to develop and implement whole-of-government, multi-stakeholder data roadmaps for sustainable development.

Senegal’s Emerging Plan (PSE) has positioned agriculture as a key driver to its ambitious, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth. At the High-Level Meeting on Data for Development in Africa in June 2017, the Government of Senegal announced new initiatives including the mapping of farms, collecting and using comprehensive agriculture statistics, and incorporating satellite data from NASA. The Government of Senegal, through its central statistical office, Agence Nationale de la Statistique et de la Démographie (ANSD), working closely with Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR), who are supported by the Hewlett Foundation, will work with farmers and producers’ associations to fill data gaps about Senegal’s farmers, share data with them, and develop a comprehensive understanding of this key industry.

There are a number of other data innovation activities currently supporting sustainable development in Senegal. See below for blogs, partner activities, initiatives, and resources related to sustainable development data in Senegal.

  
  

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Partners

Millennium Challenge Corporation - United States of America
Government
The Millennium Challenge Corporation is an independent U.S. Government agency working to reduce global poverty through economic growth. Created in 2004, MCC provides time-limited grants and assistance to poor countries that meet rigorous standards for good governance, from fighting corruption to respecting democratic rights.
Data-Pop Alliance
Academia/research
Data-Pop Alliance is a global coalition on Big Data and development that brings together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to promote a people-centered Big Data revolution through collaborative research, capacity building, and community engagement.
Africa Gathering Logo
Non-governmental organization
Africa Gathering is the place where people can gather to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and learn from each other, especially those who believe that technology can help bring positive change for Africa.
Sightsavers Logo
Non-governmental organization
Sightsavers is an international organization working with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.
AIMS African Institute for Mathematical Sciences NEXT EINSTEIN INITIATIVE Logo
Academia/research
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centers of excellence for post-graduate training, research, and public engagement in mathematical sciences.
Samuel Hall Logo
Non-governmental organization
Samuel Hall is a social enterprise that conducts research, evaluates programs, and designs policies in contexts of migration and displacement.
AidData
Academia/research
AidData is a research and innovation lab based at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia that connects resources to results for sustainable development. We combine novel data, rigorous methods, and compelling analysis to assess who is funding what, where, and to what effect.
afrimapr Logo
Academia/research
afrimapr supports analysts in Africa with open-source R approaches for mapping and visualizing data.
GRID3 Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development Logo
Academia/research
GRID3 works with countries to generate, validate, and use geospatial data on population, settlements, infrastructure, and boundaries.
Equal Measures 2030 Logo
Non-governmental organization
Equal Measures provides funding and technical support to a girls’ and women’s rights organization in each of its focus countries to strengthen data-driven advocacy for girls’ and women’s rights towards the achievement of the SDGs.
Southern Voice Logo
Academia/research
Southern Voice is a network of 59 think tanks from the Global South that come together to inform the global dialogue on the SDGs.
Ishango.ai Logo
Non-governmental organization
Ishango is devoted to creating highly skilled data science jobs in Africa and increasing diversity in the development of AI globally.
National Agency for Statistics and Demography ANSD Senegal
Government
The National Agency of Statistics and Demography is responsible for the planning, compilation, analysis, and dissemination of the official statistics of Senegal.
African Development Bank Logo
Multilateral organization
The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.
Orange
Private sector
Orange is one of the largest operators of mobile and internet services in Europe and Africa and a global leader in corporate telecommunication services.
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Multilateral organization
Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member states, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.
TRENDS - Thematic Research Network of Data and Statistics
Academia/research
SDSN TReNDS is a research network composed of experts from across the global scientific, development, public, and private sector data communities who contribute to better evidence-based decisions for policy making.
IPAR - Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rural Logo
Academia/research
IPAR is a space for reflection, dialogue, and proposals for cooperative agricultural and rural policies in Senegal and the West African region.
People's Action for Learning Network - PAL Network Logo
Non-governmental organization

Recently, PAL Network members designed and implemented the International Common Assessment of Numeracy (ICAN) across 13 countries using a common tool. ICAN is an open-source, robust and easy-to-use assessment tool, available in 11 languages, that offers international comparability of results aligned to SDG 4.1.1 (a).

The study aimed to demonstrate proof of concept in two ways: