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Toward universal access to childcare services in Senegal

Senegal is lagging behind in the provision of childcare services. Over the last 10 years, many public, private, and community-based initiatives have sought to fill the gap, but most women still face the triple challenges of availability, cost, and quality of childcare services.
This project seeks to identify and facilitate the scaling up of effective solutions to achieve women's empowerment and gender equality by reducing and redistributing unpaid domestic care work. It will also contribute to the large-scale adoption of childcare models suited to the socio-economic situation of various population groups in Senegal.

The project is a continuation of the successful initiative Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women - GrOW. GrOW West Africa aims to support applied, practical, in-depth research rooted in the local contexts of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Senegal. Its aim is to help rebuild post-COVID-19 socio-economic systems in a way that contributes to women's empowerment and gender equality.

Project ID
Project Status
36 months
IDRC Officer
Flaubert Mbiekop
Total Funding
CA$ 500,000.00
Sustainable Inclusive Economies
Employment and Growth
Institution Country
Project Leader
Professeur Abdoulaye Diagne
Consortium pour la Recherche Économique et Sociale