UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Fiscal Space and Public Spending for Children in Senegal

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ORGANIZATION UNICEF and Oxford Policy Management
TYPE Policy Brief
DATE 2010
TOPIC Budgeting for children
LANGUAGE English and French
ABSTRACT

Senegal’s economy was among the best performing in sub-Saharan Africa until 2005, as Gross Domestic Product had grown by 5 per cent per year on average since the mid-1990s. After 2005, however, a series of shocks, including shocks to the chemical and energy sectors in 2005-06, flooding and drought, shocks to food and fuel prices in 2008, and the global financial crisis in 2009, caused GDP growth to fall, inflation to rise and heightened needs for social services.

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