The Gambia

  • Population 2,213,894
  • Area (km2) 11,300
  • GDP per capita (USD) 672.78
  • TPES (Mtoe) N/A
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 0.60
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The Gambia’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is moderate.

While there are some policies and measures in place, more concrete steps must be taken to strengthen The Gambia’s performance across all indicators and underlying sub-indicators. Particular attention should be given to increasing the robustness of the country’s policy goals and commitments.

risk level

The three EIRA risk areas remain unchanged from last year. Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors and breach of State obligations continue to be lower compared to unpredictable policy and regulatory change.

  • 53%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 42%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 43%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

The Gambia has a good performance on one EIRA indicator. It has a moderate score on two others, and a low score on one indicator. It has maintained a good score of 68 on regulatory environment and investment conditions. On rule of law and management of decision-making processes it has again scored 57 and 50, respectively. Foresight of policy and regulatory change is at 33 points.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, The Gambia’s overall sub-indicator performance is moderate. The highest-scoring sub-indicators continue to be restrictions on FDI with 75 points and management and settlement of investor-State disputes with 73 points. On regulatory effectiveness (61), institutional governance (53) and transparency (47) it has retained last year’s score. They are followed by respect for property rights at 42 and communication of vision and policies at 41. Robustness of policy goals and commitments remains the lowest-scoring sub-indicator with 25 points.