• Population 15,854,360
  • Area (km2) 19,671
  • GDP per capita (USD) 1,465.59
  • TPES (Mtoe) 4.57
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 8.1

Senegal’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is low.

While Senegal has the relevant policies and measures in place, there is potential for improvement. Attention should be given to enhancing transparency and regulatory effectiveness in the country.

risk level

Of the three risks assessed in EIRA, breach of State obligations is lower compared to discrimination between domestic and foreign investors and unpredictable policy and regulatory change.
  • 33%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 31%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 25%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Senegal’s performance is good on two indicators, and it is moderate on the two remaining indicators. Rule of law is the highest-scoring indicator at 75, followed by management of decision-making processes at 72. Its score is 60 on the indicator regulatory environment and investment conditions. On foresight of policy and regulatory change, its score has improved by three points and is now 56.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Senegal’s overall sub-indicator performance is good. The highest-scoring sub-indicator is institutional governance at 94. Its score on management and settlement of investor-State disputes and respect for property rights is 75. On restrictions on FDI and communication of vision and policies it has scored 70 and 56, respectively. Senegal has improved its score on the sub-indicator robustness of policy goals and commitments, which now stands at 55. Transparency and regulatory effectiveness are the lowest-scoring sub-indicators, both at 50.