A CONVERSATION WITH SENEGAL’S MINISTER OF ECONOMY, PLANNING AND COOPERATION, OULIMATA SARR - As part of its annual dialogue series—held each year during the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings—the Africa Center, in cooperation with the GeoEconomics Center, hosted Senegalese Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Oulimata Sarr.
The event focused on the trajectory of economic advancement in Senegal—one of the strongest democracies and fastest-growing economies on the African continent. According to the African Development Bank and the World Bank, Senegal is projected to triple its economic growth in 2023 from the previous year, even as other major economies on the continent are stagnating or even shrinking. With an approaching presidential election, questions remain about whether such growth will be enough to address rising frustration with unemployment. The minister also addressed her expectations about on Bretton Wood institutional reform, an issue that Senegalese President Macky Sall prioritized during his recent leadership of the African Union and highlighted during the US-Africa Leaders Summit.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 04/10/2023