Charting a Feasible Course for The Gambia Diaspora Investment Strategy


Commonwealth Secretariat


In 2016, democracy in The Gambia reigned once again with a change in government that came after 22 years of dictatorship. This ushered in the new era of hope since the post-independence period from 1965 to 1994 and filled citizens with a sense of renewed confidence in the Government.

The Gambia is a blossoming African tourism destination. However, its development is constrained by, among other things, its small population of just 2.4 million and a limited land mass of only 11,265 sq km, the smallest in mainland Africa. Like the broader continent, the country has a burgeoning youth population, with 64 per cent of the adult population between the ages of 15 and 35.




25 July 2022