Contact Address Details:
Gambia Bureau of Statistics
Kanifing Institutional Layout Sector
P.O. Box 3504,
Kanifing Municipal Council
Tel no: +220 4377849
Monday to Thursday: 8am to 4pm
Friday: 8am to 12.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed for business
The Gambia Bureau of Statistics is the national statistical
office for The Gambia.
was founded by the powers vested under the Statistics Act of
2005. The Act makes provision for compilation, analysis,
abstraction, and statistical information and related matters.
The Acts establishes the Government Statistician, under the
direct control and superintendence of the government, with the
1. Advice government on statistics
2. Collects, stores, measures, analyzes and publishes statistical
data, social, demographic, and economic statistics pertaining to
the to the populace.
3. Carry out sample surveys and census in The Gambia
4. Organise co – coordinated scheme of socio – economic statistics
relating to The Gambia
5. Publish socio–economic data on The Gambia permitted.
Their statistical databases inclueds:
• Organisational structure and finance.
In order to allow for the development of the National Statistics
System and to make sure that quality statistics are published,
GBoS approved on creating the following departments:
Coordination and Distribution
Administration and Finance
Prices & Costs
The CEO is the Statistician General assisted by a Deputy
Statistician General and a Director heads each department.
The funding source of the bureau is money derived from
occasionally by the nation's parliament, grants, gifts and
donations from sources approved by the Secretary of State for
Finance and Economic Affairs, in accordance with specified terms
• Main functions:
The Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS) draws it mandate from
the Statistics Act 2005.
The GBOS headquarters is located in the specially reserved
Kanifing Institutional Layout which is just off the Bertil
Harding Highway. From the Serrekunda/Brikama highway take
the road from the Kairaba Avenue up to the Pipeline Mosque
then turn right on the main road which goes to GTMI up to
the point where the road joins the Bertil Harding Highway.
Turn right and the GBOS building is on your left hand side.
From the Tourism area at the Kairaba Police traffic light
take the Bertil Harding Highway toward Banjul up the point
where the Kairaba Avenue Mosque road joins the main
road. Turn right on the road almost parallel to the highway.
The GBOS building is on your left. From Banjul branch off
at Sting Corner and take the road leading to Bakau New Town.
Turn left on the Bertil Harding Highway (Coastal Road) up
the point where the Pipeline Mosque / GTMI route meets the
highway then take the road on your far left and you will see
the GBOS building is on the left.