The Gambia - Institutional Support for Economic and Financial Governance Phase III Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Sep 2015
Signature Date 26 Oct 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Jul 2022
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Jul 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 2,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Institutional Support for Economic and Financial Governance Phase III Project (ISEFG III) is designed to strengthen the capacities of key public institutions engaged in public financial management. The project will help consolidating the gains from the previous two phases (ISEFG I & II) and address the new emerging challenges. The project aims to promote inclusive growth and macro-economic stability by enhancing domestic resource mobilization and reinforcing fiscal discipline through improved transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness of resource allocation and execution in line with pro-poor policies. It is anchored around the recommendations from the 2014 PEFA (Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability) and the priorities of the Public Financial Management Reforms Comprehensive Strategy (2012-2016). In the short run, the expected project outcomes are: (i) enhanced domestic resources mobilization; and (ii) greater strategic allocation, expenditures control, transparency, and scrutiny of government budget. In the long run, this will strengthen and leverage the impact of the national budget on delivery of services, and poverty reduction more broadly.

Project Objectives

The overarching goal of the project is to promote inclusive growth and macroeconomic stability by enhancing financial governance through improved domestic resources mobilization and a more effective public financial management system.


The direct beneficiaries of this project will be the Gambia Revenue Authority, Gambia Public Procurement Authority, Women’s bureau, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, National Audit Office, and the Finance and Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly. The private sector including women entrepreneurs will be indirect beneficiaries through the establishment of the Gambia Institute of Chartered Accountants and the effectiveness of the tax and customs administration. Indirect beneficiaries will also include broader population of The Gambia through improved allocation, execution and scrutiny of public expenditures which should help to ensure that public resources are allocated to, and used in the delivery of relevant, efficient and effective public services.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Department of State for Finance and Economic Affairs (DOSFEA)


IATI identifier 46002-P-GM-K00-011
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name BANGURA Ibrahim Ansu

Geographic Location

Country Gambia
Coordinates Location Name
13.4527 -16.578 Banjul