Gambia

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    Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

    The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

    Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

    Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.

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    Reports & Research
    June 2011

    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.

    June 2012

    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

    March 2013

    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