DTIS
2007
DTIS update
2013
WTO accession
1996

Working together with local stakeholders and development partners, the EIF has supported The Gambia in developing and implementing a national trade strategy. The purpose of mainstreaming trade into the development strategy is to strengthen The Gambia’s participation in regional and global markets. Targeted strategic support in fisheries, aquaculture, agriculture, transportation, telecommunications and tourism has been provided with a strong emphasis on improved value chain addition, trade facilitation and women’s economic empowerment.

MOU
07/01/10
Budget
1'500'000
End date
30/09/16

The goal of the project is to increase exports by strengthening institutional capacities to formulate and implement national trade strategies and policies. As a result of these trade strategies, The Gambia will be able to realize poverty reduction, inclusive growth and sustainable development.

Results:

  • 14 sub-grants were created to improve productivity in priority areas identified in the DTIS Action Matrix, including fisheries, horticulture, ports, cashews, tourism, SMEs and women in agriculture.
MOU
04/11/15
Budget
73'000
End date
31/08/16

The goal of this project is to mainstream trade through the Programme for Accelerated Growth and Employment (PAGE), which is The Gambia’s development strategy and investment programme. Trade issues are integrated into Pillar I: Accelerating and Sustaining Economic Growth. Through the PAGE, the Government continues to maintain an open and liberal trading environment in order to better integrate The Gambia into the global economy.

Results:

  • Supported Tthe Gambia in updating its Medium‑term Plan to be implemented from 2015-2019, acting as the main instrument to integrate trade issues in the PAGE and other sector programmes.
  • Agriculture, fisheries, tourism, transports and services sectors have all integrated trade facilitation strategies through the PAGE, including product diversification, commercialization, value addition and quality enhancement.
MOU
06/05/13
Budget
2'494'200
End date
31/12/16

Exports are particularly important for economic development and poverty reduction in The Gambia because of the small size of its domestic market. The Trade Facilitation through Increased Logistics Infrastructure and Services at the Banjul International Airport Project was developed with the aim of facilitating trade at the airport by improving institutional arrangements, building human capacity and providing support services. As a result, transparent, secure and competitive airport services will be available to exporters and smallholder businesses in the horticulture, fisheries and tourism industries.

Results:

  • 50% reduction in air cargo handling time and an increase in the capacity of handling diverse cargo through training IATA Cargo Management, Air Cargo Operations, Cargo Accident Investigation and Prevention and Cargo Revenue Management.
  • 50 SMEs engaged in tourism, fisheries and food processing received training in organization and entrepreneurship management.
MOU
05/03/12
Budget
2'355'517
End date
31/03/16

The SCDEP aims to reduce poverty through activities that will strengthen competitiveness and improve quality in the cashew nuts, groundnuts and sesame sectors.

Results:

  • 1300 farmers have improved their capacity to grow higher quality cashew nuts, groundnuts and sesame through Farmer Field School.
  • Established a Trade Information Resource Center for information dissemination practices by distributing real-time information of the international cashew market on the weekly Gambian Cashew Market Bulletins.
  • 100 stakeholders in the groundnut value chain participated in a buyer-seller meeting in October 2015.
  • 3 cashew processors have adopted new packaging technologies (packaging machines, new consumer packages with Ziploc and informative labels with bar codes) that allows them to sell to local supermarkets and hotels.
  • 7 companies have successfully completed the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) implementation process, which is a preventative system to address food safety through the analysis and control of biological, chemical and physical hazards.
  • Aide-Mémoire - Main Mission

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  • The Gambia Action Matrix 2007

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  • The Gambia: Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) 2007

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  • Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper II - Annual Progress Report

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  • Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper 2007 - 2011

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  • The Gambia SCEDP Newsletter June-August 2013

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  • EIF LDCs Photo Competition Album

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  • 2013 EIF Calendar

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  • Trading Stories

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  • Diagnostic Trade Integration Study Update for The Gambia: Harnessing Trade for Growth and Employment

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  • The Gambia SCEDP Newsletter September-December 2013

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  • EIF Calendar 2014

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  • The Fisheries Sector in the Gambia: Trade, Value Addition and Social Inclusiveness, with a Focus on Women

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  • The Gambia SCEDP Newsletter December – February, 2014

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  • Trade, Gender and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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  • Country Case Studies - EIF TFM Review

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  • The Gambia Trading Stories

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  • The Gambia EIF Newsletter Sept-Dec 2014

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  • EIF Calendar 2015: THE EIF AND POST - 2015

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  • EIF Trade Impact Stories

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  • The Fisheries Sector in the Gambia: Trade, Value Addition and Social Inclusiveness, with a Focus on Women

Naffie BARRY
Permanent Secretary EIF Focal Point Ministry of Trade Banjul
naffiebarry@hotmail.com

Abdoulie JAMMEH
Director of Trade Ministry of Trade Banjul
abdouliejam@yahoo.com

Ergin SONER
Donor Facilitator, Embassy of Turkey
esoner@mfa.gov.tr

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