IPAR is a space for reflection, dialogue, and proposals for cooperative agricultural and rural policies in Senegal and the West African region. The initiative was initiated by agricultural specialists and rural areas already supported farmers’ organizations and were interested in creating permanent spaces for prospective and strategic thinking.

This initiative was formalized in 2005 by four institutions, two public (DAPS and ISRA) and two private (CNCR and ENDA GRAF).

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

In 2000, Senegal, like other developing countries, is committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This commitment has enabled Senegal to focus more on some development issues, including the fight against poverty. To date, significant progress has been made in achieving some of the MDGs, especially in the areas of education and health. Despite these efforts, the success of the MDGs remains mixed and multiple targets were not met by 2015.

A key development challenge that the country faces is the creation of decent jobs, especially for young people, at a time when economic growth is slower than that of the population. There is hope that these challenges will be met with the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The data revolution was triggered in this context to ensure better monitoring of progress. In terms of data collection, almost all recognize that considerable efforts were made in Senegal over the past two decades to improve the financial, human, technical and institutional of the National Statistical Office: National Agency Statistics and Demography (ANSD). However, the availability and accessibility of data remain problematic, especially because of the need to use more of development indicators throughout the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. IPAR is in charge of coordinating the Senegal case study as part of the data test for Agenda 2030 and the SDGs.

IPAR is working closely with various stakeholders at the national level, including policymakers, development and financial partners, civil society, academia, the private sector, ANSD, and others government officials in charge of the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data.