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ACRA centre


Dakar Office
Sicap Quartier Sacre Cœur II
Villa N° 8613 E
BP 21000 Ponty, Dakar
tel. +221 33 827 64 13

Ziguinchor Office
Villa N° 410
Quartier Goumel, Ziguinchor
tel. +221 33 991 35 26


Bignona Office
Quartier Tenghory Transgambienne
Lot 49, en face CBAO, Bignona
tel. +221 33 994 05 62




Capital: Dakar

Area: 196.722 Km2
Populatione: 12.969.606


Senegal is a presidential Republic with a prevalently flat territory, with the exception of some mountain areas of volcanic origin which form the peninsula of Cap Vert. The climate is warm and tropical, with a dry season and a rainy one. The north eastern region is at high risk of drought.

Senegal is one of the poorest countries in the world, but due to its political and social stability, its economy is more developed compared to its neighbouring countries and receives considerable investments in foreign capital, above all French. The main industries are food and textiles; the chemical, mechanical and shoe industries are growing. Recently important oilfields were discovered.


ACRA has been present in Senegal since 1984, in 9 regions of the country's 14 (Dakar, Diourbel, Fatick, Kaffrine, Kèdougou, Kaolack, Kolda, Louga, Matam, Saint Louis, Sèdhiou, Tambacounda, Thiès. Ziguinchor) where it operates in different sectors: micro finance, water supply infrastructures and corresponding promotion and development of committees at community level for the participatory management of the said infrastructures, agro-biodiversity/food security, traditional medicine, education.


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Human Development Index
on 187 countries in the worlds*
155th position Urban population* 42 %
Average age* 18 years
- 17,2 men
- 18,9 women
Per Capita Income (PPP)* $ 1.708
($ 4,67 a day)
Population living under the
poverty line**
54% Life expectancy at birth* 60,1 yeras
Under 5 mortality* 93/1000 HIV prevalence in adults** 0,9%
Children under 5 who are underweight for their age** 14,5% Unemployment rate** 48%
Workforce occupation** 77,5% agricolture
22,5% industry e services
Literacy rate** 39,3 %
- 51,1% men
- 29,2% women
Population with access to drinking water*** 73%
- 93% urban
- 59% rural
Population without access to sanitation*** 52%
- 70% urban
- 39% rural
* Source UNDP
** Source CIA
*** Source UNICEF and World Health Organization Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation 2012