Senegal has been part of the African Union since 25 May 1963 (at its foundation it was the Organization of African Unity – from 1963 to 1999), UEMOA – Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa, and ECOWAS – Economic Community of West African States as well as being a signatory to the African Continental Free Trade Treaty which it ratified on March 12, 2019.

Discover here the 3rd Senegal Economic Forum in Italy organized by Barbara de Siena and UP2gether.

Let’s discover Senegal together

Bandiera del SenegalSenegal, a country in sub-Saharan West Africa, has Dakar as its capital and, according to information from the Apix – the country’s investment agency – there are eight reasons to invest here:

  • it is a stable and open country
  • it has a healthy and competitive economy
  • possesses quality human resources
  • modern infrastructures have been built
  • has a legal and fiscal framework that encourages investment
  • it is certainly a privileged access to the continent and international markets
  • can offer an exceptional quality of life
  • provides a very attractive business climate

The fastest growing sectors in Senegal are:

Projects in Senegal

The projects carried out by Senegal and in progress make it a real laboratory for investing and working in Africa.
The promotion of the territory carried out by Apix and its assistance with top-level services, in addition to the Special Economic Zones and the incentives offered by the country to investors, make it the gateway to work, sell and produce in and for Africa.

There are 3 Special Economic Zones in Senegal:

  1. Diass
  2. Diamniadio
  3. Sandiara

In fact, the best projects are listed below:

  • Ferlo Electric Project (Matam2-Linguère-Touba)
  • The Oriental Society of Senegal of Iron Mines (MIFERSO)
  • The construction of desalination plants
  • Urban planning of Joal-Finio
  • Urban planning of Pointe Saréne and Mbodiéne
  • The social housing program
  • The city of knowledge
  • The construction of university residences
  • Rehabilitation of regional airports
  • The establishment of a network of Higher Institutes
  • The Park of Digital Technologies
  • The Digipôle digital activity poles

(Source Apix)

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Official language

Government type

Indipendence date
April 4, 1960

Indipendence from

National holiday
April 4


Central Bank

CFA Franc

Country code

Internet country code

Border countries
Mali, Mauritania, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Atlantic Ocean

Documents and visas
Passport valid for more than 6 months. Visa requirement

Yellow fever recommended

Senegal coat of arms on UP2getherHere are some useful links to get to know the country and find some information directly at the source, essential to be able to operate. UP2gether is at your disposal for the translation of the documents necessary for the realization of your project in Senegal.

The Presidency of Senegal
The Government of Senegal
Apix: the investment agency



The Emerging Senegal Plan is the basis of the country’s development project.

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