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Early Childhood Development Project with UNICEF in Senegal


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Titre : Early Childhood Development Project with UNICEF in Senegal

Pays : Senegal

Durée : 14-Oct-2019 to 14-Oct-2025

Despite political stability in Senegal, poverty and inequality continue to pose significant challenges to development. Senegal continues to be in the lowest quintile of the Human Development Index with a ranking of 162 in 2016 and nearly half the population lives in poverty. Geographical disparities are also pronounced. Almost two in three people in rural areas live in poverty compared to one in four in the capital, Dakar. Young children are disproportionately represented among the poor : more than 85 percent of the poorest households have children below age five. Outcomes in the education sector have been improving but progress remains slow. The Early Childhood Development Project, jointly implemented with UNICEF and with funding from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), will work at the national level to strengthen policy systems and standards, and will strengthen capacities as well as support the delivery of quality early childhood and pre-primary education in the two target regions of Saint-Louis and Louga, in Northern Senegal, with particular focus on the departments of Dagana and Louga. The project will reach an estimated 40,000 beneficiaries - mostly children of pre-primary school age as well as educators, parents, community and social workers, and representatives as well as public officers from local government and public administration in these two target regions. UNOPS supports the joint programme through construction and furnishing of 8 early childhood education centres, the establishment of new community-based Early Childhood Development facilities in partnership with municipalities and local governments. UNOPS is also tasked with capacity building and local mobilization to assure sustainable maintenance of the facilities.

Financement : Republic of Korea United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Budget : US$ 1,894,873

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