Directorate of Planning

Mission Statement

Our mission is 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.

  • Core Mandate

    Promote sustainable economic growth, equity, social harmony, and balanced development through effective coordination of the formulation and implementation of National Development Plans.

  • Objectives

    To promote sustainable economic growth and balanced development through effective national development planning

  • Key Achievements
    • Establishment of a Planning Cadre and Planning Units in various Ministries
    • Development of a draft National Development Planning Policy (Awaiting Validation and Cabinet Approval)
    • First ever district level consultations in the formulation of the NDP (2018-2021)
  • Policies and Strategic Plans / Documents
    • PAGE Mid-Term Evaluation Report
    • MDG Terminal Report
    • NDP 2018-2021 (Validated but pending launching)
  • Downloads (7)
    First Climate Vulnerable Finance Summit Report
    First Climate Vulnerable Finance Summit Report

    On the 8th July 2021, The Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs virtually took part in the First Climate Vulnerable Finance Summit and V20 Ministerial Dialogue VII and delivered a statement at this very important event where economies systematically vulnerable to the global climate crisis come together to exchange and build partnership aimed at, among others, the sustainable financing of development.

    NDP Mid-Term Evaluation Workshop Report
    NDP Mid-Term Evaluation Workshop Report

    The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (Directorate of Development Planning) has completed the Mid-term Evaluation of the National Development Plan. The NDP is The Gambia’s medium-term development blueprint for the period 2018 to 2021 meant to succeed PAGE. It was launched in February 2018 by H.E President Adama Barrow.

     The Gambia National Development Plan (2018-2021) Mid Term Evaluation Final Report
    The Gambia National Development Plan (2018-2021) Mid Term Evaluation Final Report

    The NDP is The Gambia’s medium-term development blueprint for the period 2018 to 2021. It was launched in February 2018 by H.E President Adama Barrow and succeeds PAGE. The NDP accommodates regional and international commitments that the government seeks to implement including the Africa Agenda 2063 and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


    The goal of the NDP is to “Deliver good governance and accountability, social cohesion, and national reconciliation and a revitalised and transformed economy for the wellbeing of all Gambians” through eight Strategic Priorities (SPs) and seven Critical Enablers (CEs).


    This midterm evaluation was commissioned to assess the appropriateness of the plan, its institutional arrangements, its financing and technical strategies, to track and report on the level of attainment of the set target as well as identify the factors that affected progress including the impact of COVID-19 on the implementation with a view to suggesting ways and means of improving both the plan and its means of delivery for the remaining two years.


    During the evaluation exercise, documents and materials associated with the NDP were reviewed, key informants and other stakeholders were interviewed. The following were the findings of the evaluation exercise: 

    Covid-19 impacts on household well being monitoring  from 21 August - 9 September 2020 
    Covid-19 impacts on household well being monitoring  from 21 August - 9 September 2020 

    Results of this note use data from the High Frequency Survey on the COVID 19 Impacts on Households, a collaboration between the World Bank, the Gambia Bureau of Statistics GBoS and the State and Peace building Fund ( A sub sample of 1437 households of the Labor Force Survey ( were interviewed by phone between August 21 and September 9 The results are representative at the national level and at strata level(Banjul and Kanifing agglomeration, other urban areas, rural areas). 

    Covid-19 impacts on household well being monitoring  from 28 October - 14 November 2020
    Covid-19 impacts on household well being monitoring from 28 October - 14 November 2020

    Results of this note use data from the wave 2 of the High Frequency Survey on the COVID 19 Impacts on Households A sub sample of 1385 households of the Labor Force Survey ( were interviewed by phone between October 28 and November 14 2020 These same households have already been interviewed during the wave 1 whose sample consisted of 1437 households The results are representative at the national level and at strata level (Banjul and Kanifing agglomeration, other urban areas, rural areas).

    Gambia Integrated Household Survey (summary findings on welfare)
    Gambia Integrated Household Survey (summary findings on welfare)
    Voluntary National Review
    Voluntary National Review
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