Estimated costs of national response plans, 2019 and 2020

Published : November 2020

Following the RPCA’s recommendation of April 2020, response plans were revised to take account of changing security and health emergencies. Figure 13 shows that costs have rocketed. With the support of their partners, countries have put significantly greater resources into tackling the crisis. Senegal’s National Emergency Plan for Food Security (PUSA) has widened its scope to include all areas likely to be hit by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus the budget for PUSA has increased by 114.9 billion CFA francs, which is 13 times the initial figure. In Niger, the response plan has also turned into a plan for coping with the coronavirus pandemic. This means that the food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture sector has been taken into account in the response to the effects of the pandemic, along with other sectors such as health and education. Revision of the plan has also enabled food assistance operations in urban areas to be included, which is not usually the case.

Countries : Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Covid-19, Food security, Markets, prices & trade, Nutrition, Resilience, Health, Social protection

Scale : National

Langs : English

See also

Sahel and West Africa: 28.9 million people in crisis phase ( 3-5) November-December 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 27.3 million of people in crisis phase ( 3-5), March-may 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 33.4 million people expected to face crisis or worse (phase 3-5) June-Aug 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 23.7 million people in crisis phase (3-5), Oct-Dec


ECOWAS countries with more than 1 million acutely-food insecure people (phases 3-5)