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Gambia Economic Outlook

  • Growth declined to 2.1% in 2016 due to policy slippages and electoral uncertainty, but is expected to rebound to 3.5% in 2017 and 4.8% in 2018 following a peaceful political transition.
  • The outlook depends on the ability of the new administration to carry out a smooth and fast transition in order to make needed reforms and set the basis for structural transformation.
  • Industrial policy suffers from a lack of core infrastructure, technological innovation and the lack of regional integration needed for the economy to reap the benefits of a much larger market.

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Capital: Banjul
Area: 11,000 sq km
Total Population 2017: 2.1 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 915.0 Million
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 480
Inflation Rate: 8.00%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 40.70%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 173
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.452
Membership Date: 02/07/1973
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 263.5 Million

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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

West Africa Region

Mr. M. Janvier LITSE, Director West Africa Region

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

TEL. : (+225) 20 26 40 47