The Gambia

  • Population 2,280,102
  • Area (km2) 11,300
  • GDP per capita (USD) 716.12
  • TPES (Mtoe) N/A
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 0.60

The Gambia’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is moderate.

While The Gambia has maintained its performance from last year, further steps must be taken to build on the work done. Particular attention should be given to increasing the robustness of policy goals and commitments.

risk level

Among the three risks assessed in EIRA, discrimination between foreign and domestic investors and breach of State obligations are 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. Its performance is moderate on two indicators, and low on one. 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.

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 at 75, and management and settlement of investor-State disputes at 73. On regulatory effectiveness (61), institutional governance (53), transparency (47), respect for property rights (42), and communication of vision and policies (41) it has retained last year’s scores. Robustness of policy goals and commitments remains the lowest-scoring sub-indicator at 25.