The most recent comprehensive analysis of poverty in Senegal—based on data from the household survey of 2001/02—suggested that the share of the population living in poverty decreased from 67.9 percent in 1994 (61.4 percent of households) to 57.1 percent in 2001 (48.5 percent of households). (See IMF Country Report No. 05/114, page 51 and IMF Country Report No. 05/115, paragraph 13).
Poverty indicators are projected according to estimated elasticity parameters and the observed growth of real GDP per capita. The projection assumes constant elasticity of poverty reduction to growth and inequalities since 1994.
These irregularities and the remedial actions implemented by the authorities are described in the Joint Staff Advisory Note (JSAN) on the first PRSP progress report (see IMF Country Report No. 05/115, paragraph 10).