Under the Democratic Governance and Human Rights pillar of the UNDAF, UNDP will work to strengthen the functioning of public institutions, including reform of regulations, within the context of the civil service reform strategy. UNDP will address capacity in all its interventions, as well as seeking to achieve gender equality.
The 1997 Constitution provides the framework for strengthening the governance processes in The Gambia for poverty reduction, sustainable improvement of the socioeconomic and living standards of all. Progress is being made in some areas on financial and economic governance. Civil Service Reform is also ongoing with proposals to increase salaries, improve policy planning and management and institutionalize a performance reward system. These measures are critical to improving public service delivery, addressing poverty and gender issues, in a context where local communities are largely dependent on public service, especially at local government level.more
Working together to strengthen Democratic Governance in The Gambia
UN Resident Coordinator a.i. Dr Babagana Ahmadu (Left) and The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Mrs Mathilda Bouy (Right), both seated, at the signing ceremony of the Social Protection Memorandum of Association (Photo credit: UNDP in The Gambia)more
Projects and Initiatives
Strengthened capacities of governance institutions responsible for accountability, justice and participation at all levels.
The project aims at supporting awareness raising through effective communication and advocacy interventions on the responsibilities and functions of key governance institutions at all levels.more