Gambia Economic Outlook

  • Economic growth contracted from 4.3% in 2013 to an estimated -0.7% in 2014 due to the effects of Ebola on tourism-related activities, the delayed rains experienced in 2014 and continued macroeconomic policy challenges.
  • The fiscal balance continued to deteriorate in 2014 while international reserves were under pressure from the massive injection of liquidity on account of the country’s net domestic borrowing.
  • Local and physical development policies are central in the Gambia’s development agenda but are not fully implemented, resulting in poor service delivery and a significant rural-urban imbalance.

Project Portfolio

Reference Project Status
P-GM-DB0-005 Gambia Bridge Ancilary Studies

Categories: Gambia, Transport


Categories: Gambia, Human Capital Development, Health


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Bureau régional du Sénégal

Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement
Immeuble Coumba, 2eme étage
Route de Ngor, Zone 12
Les Almadies
BP 50544 - CP 18524 RP
Dakar, Sénégal

Tél : +221 338200888/338697544
Fax : +221 338200999

M. Mamadou Lamine Ndongo, Représentant Résident

Department West Africa Region

Mr. Franck Perrault, Director West Africa Region

African Development Bank Group
24ème  Etage, Immeuble  CCIA, Plateau
01 Boite Postale 1387 Abidjan 01
Côte d’Ivoire

Phone: (+225) 20 20 40 46

Key Facts

Capital: Banjul
Area: 11,000 sq km
Total Population 2013: 1.9 Million
Urban Population 2013: 58.41%
Female Population 2013: 50.53%
GDP: US$ 1.0 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2013: US$ 510
Inflation Rate: 5.00%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 42.73%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 165
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.439
Membership Date: 02/07/1973
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013): UA 249.2 Million

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