I. About CBMS-Senegal

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Koungheul was erected in town in 1991. The town became the capital of the department that bears his name in 2006

when new administrative status which gives the region the Department of Kaffrine. It should be noted that the administrative organization in Senegal is composed of the region, the department and the district.

Since 1996, Regionalization has spent the transfer of nine areas of expertise to local authorities that are in the region, the municipality (urban) and rural community (rural) of the Act of March 22, 1996. The municipality of Koungheul is populated by about 25,000 people, (about 2500 households), polarize the city more than 200 villages with his character through town. Most of the population derives its income from a business that grows with the agricultural situation, and despite the many opportunities that exist in the breeding and processing of primary products.

The city is the capital of one of the poorest departments in Senegal in a new area that is not yet equipped with infrastructure development. A priori, the median income of the population is still well below the national average income of the poor, the children leave school early and length of stay in primary school are abnormally long. Most families have access to clean water and electricity, but major efforts are needed in the field of sanitation and the fight against malaria morbidity. Women continue to die in childbirth and many children suffer from malnutrition.

The Municipal Corporation, elected in April 2009 and headed by a mayor statistician-economist, worked to fight poverty by using, in a rational manner, the limited resources available. Its sole purpose is to meet the challenge of reaching the millennium goals by 2015 (MDGs). Investments are planned in all areas to reverse the trend, but the municipality has no way to really know the situation or to measure the impact of these. Thus, the CBMS will he be strong efforts more effective by having a permanent monitoring tool to guide and focus our actions and those of our partners. In the areas of health, sanitation and urban development, education and child protection, many efforts seem futile because of the lack of monitoring-evaluation.

Senegal has developed a ''Strategy Paper Poverty Reduction''(PRSP) in 2001. This document is in its third version is called''Paper Economic and Social Policy (2011-2015 DPES.''He remained the framework for economic and social policy for growth and poverty reduction in context of the MDGs. Monitoring and evaluation of these policies creates a significant demand for statistical information such as local authorities have full responsibility in implementing policies, programs and projects selected in line translation local objectives of the strategy.

In Senegal, there is no information system for monitoring living conditions of households. Currently the country is in a phase of organization of the National Statistical System (NSS). The pilot phase that the CBMS is positioned as a lightweight tool for information, collection, analysis and dissemination for use in monitoring the living conditions of households in a local community. Its extension in the town of Koungheul where the mayor is an economist and statistician working for the unity of coordination and monitoring of economic and social policies (UCSPES) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. It can help in advocating for the institutionalization in the national statistical system.

The example of Tivaouane can serve as an example in the use of CBMS which took a considerable contribution to the development of its communal database that provides information for the constitution of the municipal budget and program development and projects to be implemented at local level.

II. Contact Information


Inquiries regarding CBMS-Senegal may be sent to:

Head of CBMS: Mr. Momar Sylla Ballé

Advisor to the Director General of National Agency of Statistics and Demography (ANSD)

Address: BP 116 Dakar RP

Rue de Diourbel X St Louis

Point E Dakar Tel: (221) 33 869 21 42 / 77 634 96 32

Fax: (221) 33 8

E-mail: bmsylla@yahoo.fr bmsylla@hotmail.com

In collaboration with the municipality of Koungheul (Region Kaffrine)

Mayor of the town of Koungheul Mr. CAMARA Mayacine

Members of the project team: M. Arona Toure, statistician

Mr. Mory DIOUSS, statistician

Atoumane M. FALL, demographer

Fatou Niang Binetou, demographer

Ibrahima SENE Silmang, demographer



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