Knowledge Note

The Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility’s support to the Government of Senegal in 2009 led to the construction of the Dakar–Diamniadio Toll Road, one of the first toll roads to be built through public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa). The highway now provides substantial socioeconomic benefits for the 2 million Senegalese living in Dakar and surrounding cities. The highway is essential to Dakar’s development as a sub-regional economic center. It will reduce crowding in Dakar and improve the ease of travel to and from the Dakar metropolitan area, which includes the emerging business center of Diamniadio.