UNDP and the UN System
The UNDAF 2012-2016 seeks to align with national development priorities identified in The Gambia Governmennt's Programme For Accellerated Growth And Employment (PAGE). To ensure consistency, the three pillars of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), namely; Poverty Reduction, Basic Social Services and Governance and Human Rights have been aligned with some of the PAGE programmes.
The formulation of the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) drew upon the UNDAF and UNDP CPO, and was prepared in a participatory manner involving a wide range of stakeholders, including the Government, UN agencies, Civil Society and other development partners. The process highlighted the key challenges that are facing The Gambia and identified priority interventions to achieve its development aspirations.
To this end, the CPAP will be guided by the need to promote and sustain inclusive development in The Gambia. Over the programme period, focus will be on two outcomes or programmatic results namely first (Outcome1) "Capacities of institutions responsible for economic management and governance for inclusive growth that benefits women and men and evidence based policy formulation and implementation enhanced" and second (Outcome2) "Sustainable livelihoods security enhanced for disadvantaged groups through the promotion of income diversification opportunities and better management of environmental resources".