Trade and Development Strategies

Year Strategy name Sector
2011 ECOWAS Mango Export Strategy

The Mango Export Strategy for the Economic Community of Western African States... The Mango Export Strategy for the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) aims to support the country members in increasing their exports of targeted products and improving competitiveness through the development of the value chain across the region. The strategy outlines strenghts and weaknesses of the sector and sets precise goals in relation to production increases, quality improvements and value addition. Five interventions have been prioritized in the short-term: 1) Intensification of disease management and control; 2) expansion of commercial orchards; 3) increase agro-industrial processing capacity; 4) improvement of post-harvest techniques and practice; and 5) quality, certification and capacity building. Additionally, key cross cutting issues will also be addresses, such as access to finance, integration of regional transportation, establishment of public private platforms of value chain stakeholders.

Mango Mango

2011 Programme for Accelerated Growth and Employment (PAGE)

The document provides an overview of recent economic and social developmens in... The document provides an overview of recent economic and social developmens in The Gambia and it evaluates the results achieved by the PRSP II. It analyses the dynamics of poverty and unemployment in the country and it outlines the main strengths, challenges and constraints for development. Hence, the paper sets the way forward identifying five main pillars of intervention: 1) accelerating and sustaining economic growth; 2) improving and modernizing infrastructures; 3) strengthening human capital stocks to enhance employment opportunities; 4) improving governance and fighting corruption; 5) reinforcing social cohesion and cross cutting interventions. Particular attention is given to specific sectors major source of economic growth and to increase competitiveness through trade facilitation, improvements in the business environment, increased access to finance and access to land, legal and fiscal reforms. The document also outlines an implementation and monitoring framework and it provides a detailed action plan.

Crops, Fisheries, Forestry, Livestock, Tourism Crops, Fisheries, Forestry, Livestock, Tourism

2010 Gambia National Agricultural Investment Plan (GNAIP)

The Gambia National Agricultural Investment Plan (GNAIP) provides an outline of the... The Gambia National Agricultural Investment Plan (GNAIP) provides an outline of the current situation of the country and of the agricultural sector in The Gambia. In particular, it deals with issues related to poverty and food security, and it analyses specific subsectors and their value-chain. Hence, the document outlines the plan's rationale and main objectives. The overarching goal of the GNAIP is to enhance economic growth and reduce poverty through an increase in the contribution of agriculture and natural resources to the national economy. In light of the above mission, the plan outlines six programmes of intervention: 1) improvement of agricultural land and water management; 2) improved management of other shared resources; 3) development of agricultural chains and market promotion; 4) national food and nutritional security (NFNS); 5) sustainable farm development; 6) GNAIP coordination, monitoring and evaluation.

Fisheries, Food Crops, Forestry, Fruits and Vegetables, Livestock, Oil-seeds (Sesame, Groundnuts) Fisheries, Food Crops, Forestry, Fruits and Vegetables, Livestock, Oil-seeds (Sesame, Groundnuts)

2010 The Gambia National Gender Policy

The National Gender Strategy envisages high quality and dignified living standards for... The National Gender Strategy envisages high quality and dignified living standards for all. Its purpose is to 1) achieve gender equity and equality at policy, programme and project levels in all institutions across all sectors of The Gambian society; 2) achieve sustainable eradication of gendered poverty and deliver an acceptable quality of life; 3) eliminate all forms of discrimination and gender based violence; 4) empower women to be able to take their rightful position in national development. The document also identifies additional policy areas which are highly interconnected with gender issues, such as education, health, development of sustainable livelihoods, food security, human rights, poverty reduction and economic empowerment. For each of the above missions and cross-cutting themes, the strategy outlines specific objectives and it sets out a framework for monitoring and evaluation.

2010 The National Employment Policy and Strategies 2010-2014

The document provides an overview of the background to the strategy and... The document provides an overview of the background to the strategy and of the performance of previous employment policies, and it outlines a strategic framework aiming to promote full employment as a priority in policy design, and to enable active population to achieve sustainable livelihood through full productive and freely chosen employment and work. In alignment with this goal, the document outlines four main objectives and discusses the core principles of the policy. It also deals with other labour administration issues, pursuing a strengthening of labour inspections, a reduction of child labour, and tighter control of HIV/AIDS in the workplace. Finally, the document provides an institutional framework for policy implementation.

2009 National Youth Policy 2009-2018

The policy is the result of a long consultation process which took... The policy is the result of a long consultation process which took place across the country and which allowed to identify the key issues and problems faced by Youth in The Gambia. The policy aims to invest in youth for national development, create employment for out of school youth, ensure equal opportunities for both male and female, develop a tolerant and multicultural mindset, enable the Youth Council efficiency and capacities, create an institutional framework to systematically identify and address youth issues, ensure data availability and institutional accountability. The policy also provides policy reccomendations to combat crime, prevent illegal immigration to other countries, assist youh with disabilities, and encourage youth inclusion in the agricultural sector.

2007 From Entrepôt to Exporter and Eco-tourism

The DTIS aims at increasing The Gambia's integration into the world economy... The DTIS aims at increasing The Gambia's integration into the world economy and the global trading system. The study focuses on three main priority issues: 1) The Gambia as gateway; 2) Boosting competitiveness; 3) Relations with Senegal.

Cashew, Cotton, Fisheries, Groundnuts, Horticulture, Sesame, Tourism, Transport and Logistic Services Cashew, Cotton, Fisheries, Groundnuts, Horticulture, Sesame, Tourism, Transport and Logistic Services

2006 Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Gambia 2007-2011

The 2007-2011 PRSP is alligned with the objective contained in the MDGs... The 2007-2011 PRSP is alligned with the objective contained in the MDGs Declaration and it focuses on five main areas of intervention namely: i) Create an Enabling Policy Environment to promote Growth and Poverty Reduction; ii) Enhance the capacity and output of productive sectors, with emphasis on productive capacities of the poor and vulnerable populations; iii) Improve Coverage of the basic social services and social protection needs of the Poor and Vulnerable; iv) Enhance governance systems and build the capacity of local communities and Civil Society Organizations to play an active role in economic growth and poverty reduction; v) Mainstreaming poverty related cross-cutting issues into poverty reduction.

Fisheries, Groundnuts, Horticulture, Livestock, Tourism Fisheries, Groundnuts, Horticulture, Livestock, Tourism

2006 UNDAF Gambia 2007-2011

The UNDAF is alligned with the objectives expressed in the MDGs Declaration... The UNDAF is alligned with the objectives expressed in the MDGs Declaration and in the PRSP, and focuses on three main outcomes: 1) Reduction of poverty and enhancement of social protection especially for the most vulnerable people; 2) imrpoved access to quality basic soial services; 3) transparent, accountable, participatory and inclusive decision making process at national and decentralized level.

1996 National Vision 2020

The document is divided into three main parts. The first outlines long... The document is divided into three main parts. The first outlines long term objectives involving a wide range of topics such as agriculture, natural resources, industrial development, services, human resources development, population, housing, environment, private sector development, public institutions. The second part outlines the current situation in the country with reference to many of the above mentioned issues. Finally, the third part deals with additional strategic issues such as foreign policy, good governance, women, children and youth.