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The constitution was approved by 70.36% of voters in a referendum.
The source of this link is Constitute. The Constitute Project provides the World's constitutions (in English) to read, search and compare.
Older version: Amended to 2001. The source for this link is the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), acting as a consortium, have launched a joint initiative to develop a land policy framework in Africa to strengthen land rights, enhance productivity and secure livelihoods. Working in close collaboration with the regional economic communities (RECs), regional studies and regional consultations are being conducted to provide inputs into the development of the framework. This report is on the West Africa region.
For decades, Gambia has served as a
regional entrepot, using the river as a transportation link
to the hinterland. Relatively low import taxes,
well-functioning port and customs services, and limited
administrative barriers reinforced Gambia's position as
a trading center. About 80 percent of Gambian merchandise
exports consist of re-exports to the sub-region goods
imported into Gambia are transported unofficially into
The situation in The Gambia is a good
example of the many challenges small states have to deal
with. The country is faced with institutional capacity
constraints and due to a narrow resource base and a small
domestic market, its production base and exports show little
diversification. Like other small states, the country tends
to rely heavily on external trade and foreign investment to
overcome its scale and resource limitation, increasing its