What are our priorities?

The vision and overall goal of the National Development Plan will be realized through eight strategic priorities, namely:

  • Restoring good governance, respect for human rights, the rule of law, and 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-centered 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.

Seven cross-cutting critical enablers will complement the eight strategic priorities of the plan:

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

Through these strategic priorities and critical enablers, the National Development Plan both domesticates and serves as an instrument for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the First Ten Year Implementation Plan of the African Agenda 2063.

The Goal

The government’s goal is to “deliver good governance and accountability, social cohesion, and national reconciliation and a revitalized and transformed economy for the wellbeing of all Gambians”.

The Vision

The Government’s vision for the “new Gambia” is “a country that upholds the highest standard of governance, accountability and transparency; where social cohesion and harmony prevails among communities; citizens enjoy a standard of living and access to basic services to enable them to lead descent and dignified lives; youth, women, children realize their full potential, and a nurturing and caring environment exists for the vulnerable; there is an enabling environment for our private sector to thrive; and our natural heritage is nurtured and preserved for future generations”.

    The government’s goal is to “deliver good governance, accountability, social cohesion, national reconciliation, a revitalized and transformed economy for the wellbeing of all Gambians”.

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