Directorate of Aid Coordination

Mission Statement

To promote sustainable socio-economic development and the welfare of Gambians through the development and implementation of policies that support macroeconomic stability and effective public financial management.

Ebrima L.S. Darboe

Ebrima L.S. Darboe
Director of Aid Coordination

Ebrima L.S Darboe is the Director of Loans and Debt Management at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, The Gambia. In this role, he is mandated with policy, strategy and operational management of The Gambia Public Debt, and works with both national and international institutions as partners, to help the country have a sound policy and legal environment to fund its development programs from domestic and external sources of finance.

While a Director, he has worked with the World Bank in 2015 as a Voice Seconded staff, and during this period, he worked with INT Vice Presidency. In addition, he worked at World Bank Treasury Department where he was able to secure a Technical Assistant support from the Bank to develop a first of its kind Borrowing Plan Tool for The Gambia in collaboration with a consultant.

Mr. Darboe served for three years as Principal Loans Officer at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs. During this period, he was the head of Operations and spearheaded the implementation of debt management best practices aligned with the objective of reducing public debt risks and exposures.

Before joining the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Mr. Darboe worked as Head of Credit and Risk Management Department at International Commercial Bank, in 2010. He was responsible to manage and advise on bank portfolio and credit risk exposure from loan applications and big customers.

Mr. Darboe holds a double master�s degree of MSc in Finance and MSc in Project Planning and Management from Leeds Metropolitan University and University of Bradford in UK respectively. He also obtained a BA in Economics and Social Policy from University of West of England, Bristol, UK and a National Certificate in Integrated Rural Development (RDI), The Gambia.

  • Core Mandate
    • Coordinate Project/Programmes of multilateral agencies, monitoring on quarterly basis and prepare reports for the Hon. Minister of Finance, donors and project managers in a timely manner
    • Conduct project manager's forums for assessment of progress and challenges affecting the smooth implementation of such projects
    • Spearhead the implementation of the Aid Policy and the effective implementation of its Action Plans
    • Coordinate the Aid Management Platform (AMP), its implementation and periodic assessment of the indicators
    • Conduct Aid Management Task Force Meetings and continue training of members on the use of the AMP
    • Development of annual aid bulletin report and its timely finalization
    • Take part in project steering committee meetings and monitor the progress of project implementation
    • Coordinate missions visits such as WB, AfDB, BADEA, IsDB and rest of the multilaterals agencies
    • Lead the resource mobilization process for National Development Plan and the rapid respond plan of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs
    • Conduct Paris Declaration surveys on a bi-annually basis
    • Conduct country monitoring of projects/programmes and provide report on a timely manner
    • Conduct Country Portfolio Performance Review (CPPR) for donor funded projects such as the WB, IDB, ADB e.t.c
  • Objectives
    • Support the effective coordination of Aid inflows/outflows as well as delivering sound policy advice on compliance and performances to senior management on bilateral and multilateral donor funded projects.
  • Key Achievements
    • Coordinated several Donor missions in 2017.
    • Coordinated two Country Portfolio Performance Review and Project Manager's forums.
    • Project implementation monitoring.
    • Training of Aid Coordination Task Force, AMP Team and Project Managers on Aid Management Data Base.
    • Consultancy on Donor mapping in The Gambia
    • Consultancy on the Annual Progress Report for the Aid Policy and Donor Consultation Retreat.
    • Production, Validation and Printing of the Annual Aid Bulletin
    • Spearhead the resource mobilization mission
    • Production and Publication of Project briefs
    • Coordinate donor mission, that culminated in the design and appraisal of the RWSSIP
    • Coordinated the design and appraisal of the small Ruminants project (Agriculture)
    • Recently coordinated mission on the approval of $45 million for NAWEC and GNPC
    • Coordinated mission for discussions with NFSP&MC Management in preparation for the financing of the Gambia Trade Season
  • Policies and Strategy Plans/ Documents
    • Aid Coordination Policy
    • Aid Action Plan
    • Aid Bulletin
    • Donor mapping in The Gambia
    • Production of project implementation briefs
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    MEDIUM TERM ECONOMIC FISCAL FRAMEWORK (2019-2024)
    MEDIUM TERM ECONOMIC FISCAL FRAMEWORK (2019-2024)

    The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (MoFEA) is required by The Public Finance Act 2014, Part II Section 4, to develop a Government macro-fiscal policy and medium-term economic and fiscal framework (MTEFF) for budget preparation for each year. The MTEFF helps to integrate the top-down revenue (resource) envelope with the bottom-up sector programs executed by various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The MTEFF outlines expenditures reflecting the Government’s key fiscal policy priorities over the medium term (2020–2024) to be strictly guided by budget realities, investment and public procurement options, debt strategies and borrowing plans of the government and the key reform priorities.

     Annual Review of The Gambia Aid Policy Implementation
    Annual Review of The Gambia Aid Policy Implementation

    The Gambia Aid Policy 2015, provides an overarching guidance on how aid to the Gambia should be provided and managed, recognizing that further developments in human and institutional capacity are necessary to support the successful implementation of the PAGE.


    The review focuses on the design of GAP and the strategic framework of the Action Plan to test its relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and impact of implementation so far. In the review process the institutional arrangements for the implementation of the Policy Action Plan and sustainability of the results achieved thus far have been assessed.

    Building Resilience to Recurring Food Insecurity
    Building Resilience to Recurring Food Insecurity
    Donor Mapping Report - June 2017
    Donor Mapping Report - June 2017

    Donor Mapping Report (DMR) provides comprehensive information and the analysis of the current Development Assistance channeled into the country by development partners, as well as donors future activities. Information and statistical data presented in the DMR are based on the financial data of projects/programmes, entered in the database by Donor Coordination Forum (DCF) members, research work of the MoFEA staff as well as the responses to The Gambia.

    AID Bulletin 2016
    AID Bulletin 2016

    Aid Bulletin highlights important reviews of official development assistance to The Gambia in relation to the development priorities presented in the Programme for Accelerated Growth and Employment (PAGE). This bulletin provides information on aid inflow, both internal and external in different sectors of the economy in the Gambia.

    AID Policy 2015
    AID Policy 2015

    The Gambia Aid Policy (GAP) provides the institutional, regulatory, and operational and accountability framework for sourcing and managing external aid resources, especially grants and loans, that qualify as Official Development Assistance (ODA).

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