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The Gambia United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2017-2021

Executive Summary

This United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) outlines the strategic direction and results expected from cooperation between the Government of the Republic of The Gambia (GoTG) and the UN Country Team (UNCT) for the period 2017-2021. This instrument serves as a collective response of the UN system to support the national development initiatives of the Government as per the Vision 2020 document, the Programme for Accelerated Growth and Employment (PAGE) II as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Africa Agenda 2063 and other international declarations such as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (CoP 21)1 among others.

UNDAF 2017-2021 is underpinned by the central objective of poverty reduction and inclusive growth, ensuring that no one is left behind. In line with these core programming principles of “leaving no one behind” and on “sustainable development & resilience”; this new UNDAF has incorporated sections responding to humanitarian challenges and has also placed emphasis on resilience building for government institutions which provide basic services, as well as on communities emerging from crisis.

The UNDAF is aligned with national priorities and its formulation process benefited from a joint Common Country Assessment (CCA), drawing on lessons and experiences of the MDGs and Vision 2020, as well as the previous two UNDAFs. The development of the framework was jointly led by the GoTG and the UNCT with the participation of line ministries, regional governors, National Assembly members, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other development partners, including international financial institutions and bilateral donors. UN non-resident agencies also contributed to the UNDAF.

UN Country Team in Gambia
Original Publication Date: 
18 Oct 2016
Document type: 
Coordination hub(s): 
Bureau Régional pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre