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Gambia Economic Outlook

  • Growth rebounded to an estimated 4.7% in 2015 from its low level of 0.9% in 2014, and could exceed 5% in 2016 if the government implements appropriate policy reforms.
  • The fiscal balance deteriorated further in 2015 and international reserves came under pressure, while the outlook is clouded by policy slippages related to financing another large programmed deficit of 9.3% of GDP in 2016.
  • With almost half of the population residing in urban areas and rapid unplanned urbanisation, Gambia is facing significant socio-economic and environmental challenges.

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Key Facts

Capital: Banjul
Area: 11,000 sq km
Total Population 2015: 1.9 Million
Urban Population 2015: 58.41%
Female Population 2015: 50.53%
GDP: US$ 1.0 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: 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 (1967-2015): UA 257.5 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