Planning a green and resilient COVID-19 recovery in The Gambia

IIED Briefing
, 4 pages
PDF (326.53 KB)
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9781784318857
Product code:20096IIED

The impacts of COVID-19 are being felt across The Gambia’s socioeconomic landscape, exacerbating existing inequalities and threatening hard-won progress. In response, the government has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), establishing a secretariat to reprioritise the current national development plan (NDP) to serve as a blueprint for a resilient and green recovery —one with people, nature and climate at its core. There is a strong policy landscape to build on; revised plans must offer continuity for the gains and momentum achieved by the existing NDP and reform agenda. Here, we explore the considerations and requirements that must underpin effective COVID-19 recovery planning in The Gambia, and propose strategic interventions. Much of the thinking will be applicable to the recovery journeys of other Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

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Jallow, S., Camara, I. and Swaby, G. (2021). Planning a green and resilient COVID-19 recovery in The Gambia. IIED, London.
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