Senegal is among the few African countries with a WASH institutional framework that has made considerable progress in expanding WASH services, achieved, in large part, by fully embracing private sector participation. Senegal represents a successful model of water sector reform, particularly in urban areas where one of the few functional public private partnerships (PPP) for WASH exists on the continent. Through this reform effort, responsibility for provision of WASH services has been segmented between urban and rural areas, with distinct service delivery models prevailing in each sub-sector.
USAID's Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) program is closing financing gaps in countries to achieve universal access to WASH services through sustainable and creditworthy business models, increased public funding and expanded market finance for infrastructure investment. The 3-year, $3 million WASH-FIN Senegal activity is funded by USAID and began in August 2017. WASH-FIN implementation is led by Tetra Tech with support from Open Capital Advisors, Segura Consulting and Global Credit Rating.