Contact Address Details:
area head office
5 Kofi Annan Street
Cape Point, Bakau
PO Box 553 Banjul
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 4497954
820 (Resident coordinator)
The United Nations Development Programme mission in Gambia
was set up in 1975 as a partner in development with the Government
in a number of projects spread out among many area, and has
moulded its services in response to the nation's development
hurdles, and attainment of the MDGs.
UNDPs support has contributed
to strengthening sector planning capacity and the formulation
of key policies, covering areas such as employment, enterprise
development, youth capacity development and trade among others
and hence supported government in the preparation of its National
Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP II) .
Their programme focuses on five Priority Practice areas which
Energy and environmental issues
Crisis prevention and recovery
Empowerment of women
One key area in which the UN Development System is collaborating
with The Gambia Government and its development partners is
poverty alleviation. The Gambia's strategy for Poverty Alleviation
(SPA) was formulated with the support of UNDP in close collaboration
with other UN system agencies and development partners and
presented to a Round Table Conference in Geneva in April 1994.
UNDP continues to play its catalytic role through upstream
policy level consultations with the Government and other development
partners, to provide direct assistance in the identification
of priority development objectives, formulation of required
programmes, and utilisation of the Round Table process to
mobilise resources for development activities in The Gambia.
The process of formulating a Poverty Alleviation Strategy
was started in 1991 with the assistance of the UNDP.
Sources of funds for UNDP in Gambia
TRAC 1and 2
Thematic Trust Funds