On 17 December, President Macky Sall of Senegal presented phase 2 of the Emerging Senegal Plan, which covers the period of 2019-23. Senegal obtained donor pledges worth USD 14 billion. This is three times more than expected and more than twice as much as the first phase. The country benefitted from OECD expertise to set benchmarks and develop strategic priorities. Senegal is seeking to become an emerging country by 2035.