- EC Program
74 Atlantic Road (Boulevard)
PO Box 512, Banjul
Fajara M Section
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: 4497847 / 4495146
Fax: 4225077 or 4497848
Gambia - EC Cooperation Program:-
The European Commission gives assistance to the Gambia's
Poverty Alleviation Strategy Part 2, the private sector's
growth plan as stipulated in Vision 2020 and mid term
framework, & schemes related to trade promotion
and investment sectors.
The European Commissionís cooperation aims for the country
have been designed in response to the Gambia Government
development policies & in discussion with government
& non-governmental organisations.
The goal of such cooperation is ultimately to encourage
democracy, economic responsibility in the public sector,
good governance, the creation of efficient rural and
local government bodies, encourage awareness of democracy
in civilian life and the establishment of alliances
for the socio-economic development between the private
and public sectors of The Gambia.
In accordance with EC Rural Development Policy and added
to by local institutional know-how and expertise, the
EC has identified areas for development in support to
Local Government methods and producer associations as
primary areas for sustainable rural development such
as in the supply of rural water and the rehabilitation
of rural economic structures.
EC assistance in such infrastructure is grant-in-aid
which means that such assistance can help with major
public works and not add to the load on the Gambia's
national debt burden.
In line with with EU policy, non-focal interventions
put forward for economic development are focused around
private sector investment and development. In addition,
the European Commission can assist private sector ideas
through agreements with specialised agencies and with
investments from the European Investment Bank.
Assistance to the social sector, in accordance with
the poverty reduction process and EU policy, will support
greater opportunities for education, with a specific
focus on education for girls and occupational training
The EC has encouraged and assisted in The Gambia's democratic
and electoral processes in the Gambia and assisted in
conflict resolution. In this area, it has built up good
relations all parts of society.
Based on this relationship the EC is in an ideal position
to use resources to empower civil organisations, encourage
their participation in monitoring progress under the
Cotonou Agreement (signed by Gambia on 23rd June, 2000)
and assist in the formation of a Civil Society Forum.
The Permanent Secretary at the Gambia Department
of State for Finance and Economic Affairs, is the
official NAO (National Authorising Officer). He
/ she is supported by a team allowing The Gambia as
a member of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)
Countries, to take part as an effective partner in ACP-European
EC Delegation in the Gambia,
74 Atlantic Boulevard
NAO System Support Unit
1-3 Liberation Avenue