About the platform

This is a platform meant to foster dialogue, collaboration, and knowledge sharing on The Gambia National Development Planning process. It will also support the understanding and promotion of national development plans as well as speed up their acceptance and popularization.

The platform will further facilitate consultation between government and the diaspora who continue to evolve as a significant partner in the development process of the country.  

The platform focuses on innovations,  good practices,  and the promotion of effective policy solutions.

It is envisaged that the platform will be used by policymakers who design and implement development policies; advisors and analysts who inform policymaking through concept development, analysis and advice; Private sector, International and Non-governmental organizations who work with the government and relevant stakeholders to improve the design and implementation of development policies; students and researchers, including those participating in online learning programmes and the citizenry.

NDPP Tools:

  • A knowledge hub of publications, case studies, country profiles, and policy briefs drawn from the extensive experiences of the National Development Plan Secretariat, the Covid-19 Recovery Secretariat, Ministry of Finance, UNDP and other organisations.
  • E-Participation tab that provides meeting places to learn about and engage with current projects, events, organisations and other initiatives taking place in the country.
  • A contact tool that allows users to ask questions and get responses to immediate enquiries.
  • A long-term vision where past and present long-term plans and policies of the government can be accessed and downloaded for use by students, researchers and development practitioners.
  • Medium term plans tab that contains news, opinion polls/surveys, upcoming events, webinars/online thematic activities, expert groups for dealing with policy issues, finding relevant content relating to medium term policies and activities in the Platform.
  • Covid-19 Recovery tab that contains news, opinion polls/surveys, upcoming events, webinars/online thematic activities, expert groups for dealing with policy issues, finding relevant content relating to Covid-19 recovery strategies, policies and activities in the Platform.
  • Media tab that contains news and press releases on the NDP, Covid-19 recovery and relevant development issues
  • Expected users of the NDPP

This platform is expected to be used by policy makers who design and implement development policies; advisors and analysts who inform policy making through concept development, analysis and advice; Private sector, International and Non-governmental organisations who work with the government and relevant stakeholders to improve the design and implementation of development policies; students and researchers, including those participating in online learning programmes and the citizenry.