Medium Term Plans

The goal of the plan is to “deliver good governance and accountability, social cohesion, and national reconciliation and a revitalized and transformed economy for the wellbeing of all Gambians”. This goal will be realized through eight (8) strategic priorities and seven (7) critical enablers, which are:

Strategic Priorities:

  • Restoring good governance, respect for human rights, the rule of law, empowering citizens through decentralization and local governance;
  • Stabilizing our economy, stimulating growth, and transforming the economy;
  • Modernizing our agriculture and fisheries for sustained economic growth, food and nutritional security and poverty reduction;
  • Investing in our people through improved education and health services, and building a caring society;
  • Building our infrastructure and restoring energy services to power our economy;
  • Promoting an inclusive and culture-centred tourism for sustainable growth;
  • Reaping the demographic dividend through an empowered youth; and
  • Making the private sector the engine of growth, transformation, and job creation.

Critical Enablers:

  1. A public sector that is efficient and responsive to the citizenry;
  2. Empowering the Gambian Woman to realize her full potential;
  3. Enhancing the role of the Gambian Diaspora in national development;
  4. Promoting environmental sustainability, climate resilient communities and appropriate land use;
  5.  Making The Gambia a Digital Nation and creating a modern information society;  
  6. A civil society that is engaged and is a valued partner in national development and
  7. Strengthening evidence-based policy, planning and decision-making.

Through these strategic priorities and critical enablers, the NDP both domesticates and serves as an instrument for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union Agenda 2063.

To assess progress in the implementation of the NDP, an Annual Progress Report was conducted in 2018 and a Mid-Term Evaluation in 2020.