• Population 15,854,360
  • Area (km2) 196,710
  • GDP per capita (USD) 1,521.95
  • TPES (Mtoe) 4.31
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 8.31

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 in the country.

risk level

Among the three risk areas, breach of State obligations continues in 2020 to be lower compared to discrimination between foreign and domestic investors and unpredictable policy and regulatory change.

  • 34%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 32%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 25%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Senegal’s performance against two of the EIRA indicators is good, and it is moderate on the other two. Rule of law remains the highest-scoring indicator at 75, followed by management of decision-making processes at 70. On the indicator regulatory environment and investment conditions, it has scored 60, while its performance on foresight of policy and regulatory change has improved by one point, and is now at 53.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Senegal’s overall sub-indicator performance is good. The highest-scoring sub-indicator continues to be institutional governance at 94. The score on management and settlement of investor-State disputes and respect for property rights is again 75. Its score on restrictions on FDI is 70, while on communication of vision and policies it's score has increased from 53 to 56. It has maintained a moderate score of 50 on robustness of policy goals and commitments and regulatory effectiveness. Transparency remains the lowest-scoring sub-indicator at 46.