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This brief presents an analysis of central government expenditure from January to April 2021. It also aims to inform Senior Management on the composition of total expenditure by different classification, highlighting the absorption capacity of different budget entities (BEs), and give an indication of expenditure trends compared to the same period a year earlier. It should be noted that all expenditure referred to in this brief is solely Government Local Fund (GLF), and the report does not factor any donor funds (loans and grants), including projects across the country.
The NDP is The Gambia’s medium-term development blueprint for the period 2018 to 2021. It was launched in February 2018 by H.E President Adama Barrow and succeeds PAGE. The NDP accommodates regional and international commitments that the government seeks to implement including the Africa Agenda 2063 and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The goal of the NDP is to “Deliver good governance and accountability, social cohesion, and national reconciliation and a revitalised and transformed economy for the wellbeing of all Gambians” through eight Strategic Priorities (SPs) and seven Critical Enablers (CEs).
This midterm evaluation was commissioned to assess the appropriateness of the plan, its institutional arrangements, its financing and technical strategies, to track and report on the level of attainment of the set target as well as identify the factors that affected progress including the impact of COVID-19 on the implementation with a view to suggesting ways and means of improving both the plan and its means of delivery for the remaining two years.
During the evaluation exercise, documents and materials associated with the NDP were reviewed, key informants and other stakeholders were interviewed. The following were the findings of the evaluation exercise: