A coast in Senegal



Your opportunities in one of Africa’s most promising markets: Senegal

Senegal has been undergoing a steady process of political stabilisation since the presidential elections in 2012. Its market-friendly economic system is also increasingly attracting private investment. The pro-reform national development strategy is currently focusing on promoting the food industry and the digital economy. The Special Initiative aims to provide targeted support to these promising business sectors in Senegal. In collaboration with our Senegalese partners, we are developing attractive business hubs, including industrial and business parks. However, our activities are not limited to the food-processing industry or the information and communications technology sector.

We will be happy to help you harness the many different investment opportunities that exist in Senegal. We offer a tailor-made package of advice, contacts and financial support to help you identify and overcome specific investment obstacles. More information about our broad range of offerings is available here.

Are you a small or medium-sized Senegalese enterprise? We can help you enhance your competitiveness or tap into new markets.

You can find further detailed information about Senegal and the country’s current economic data here:


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economic growth (2023) *estimated value


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increase in foreign trade revenue from 2020 to 2021


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of the population are under 25 (2022)

This is how Invest for Jobs supported companies in Senegal during Covid-19 pandemic

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Invest for Jobs has supported local businesses with economic stabilisation measures. The aim was to preserve jobs and secure investment for the time being. To achieve this, Invest for Jobs engaged in close dialogue with local partners.

These measures contributed to maintaining the positive trends in the economic development in Senegal throughout the pandemic.

An employee sews a mask  © Sylvain Cherkaoui


We are looking forward to hearing from you

Under the Invest for Jobs brand, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has put together a package of measures to support German, European and African companies in investment activities that have a high impact on employment in Africa. The Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" – the official title – offers comprehensive advice, contacts and financial support to overcome investment barriers. The development objective is to work together with companies to create up to 100,000 good jobs and to improve working conditions and social protection in its African partner countries.

Partner countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia.

Find out more about our services for companies, universities, chambers and associations: https://invest-for-jobs.com/en/offers

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