Labour law and labour administration in Senegal

Project description

Title: Support of labour law and labour administration
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)​​​​​​​
Country: Senegal
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Labour, Social Dialogue and Institutional Relations (MTDSRI)
Overall term: 2020 to 2025



The project is part of Germany’s reform partnership with Senegal. It promotes reform efforts within the framework of the G20 "Compact with Africa" initiative. By improving labour market governance, the project aims to foster sustainable economic development and thereby create new jobs more easily, especially for the young segment of the population. The project adheres to the Plan Senegal Emergent 2019-2023 (PAP II) and contributes to the structural transformation of Senegal’s economy, its growth and sustainable development.


The legal and institutional framework conditions of labour administration in Senegal are improved in order to facilitate the creation of decent jobs.




In close cooperation with its affiliated partner institutions, this project works on advancing labour law reform, increasing the efficiency of Senegal’s labour administration, and strengthening the capacity of labour courts.

To improve the conditions of labour law, the project follows a participatory approach that focuses on coordinating and creating synergies between the following five domains:

  • Support to the Ministry of Labour in engaging in more effective social dialogue and in updating labour legislation.
  • Process optimisation within the labour inspections, including measures to improve user transparency.
  • Development of a modern system of continuous training formats for labour inspectors, controllers, and labour administration staff.
  • Cooperation with Senegal’s labour courts to get a better understanding of their functionality and to ensure better harmonisation between labour inspections and labour courts.
  • Improving framework conditions to allow for the extension of social protection to the informal sector.

Last update: Februar 2022

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