The Impact of Trade Reforms on Employment and Wellbeing in Senegal
The results of this study indicate that the Senegalese economy faces problems due to lower profits linked to a lack of competitiveness in many of the country’s economic sectors. As such, the research team strongly recommends that support policies be put in place so that direct action can be taken to improve the productivity and competitiveness of key economic sectors. To this end, the Senegalese government should provide incentives to help modernize companies that will be particularly affected by the reforms. As neither gender nor age were taken into account during the trade reform development process, it falls to the State to strengthen the mechanisms that can stimulate employment for young people and women. The government can help improve the wellbeing of young workers and women through the creation of new opportunities and by facilitating access to training.