Government of the Gambia-UNICEF Country Programme of Cooperation 2012–2016
The Government of The Gambia-UNICEF Country Programme of Cooperation 2012-2016 aims to achieve the outcomes related to children and women specified by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations Development Action Framework (UNDAF), and The Gambia’s strategic paper, Programme for Accelerated Growth and Employment (PAGE).
The country programme focuses on four key areas: Child Survival and Development, Basic Education, Child Protection, and Social Policy. The programme is implemented both at national level and area-base level, focusing predominantly in the Central River and Upper River regions, both of which have very poor development indicators for children and women - including poverty, access to safe water and sanitation, birth registration, child protection and school attendance - compared to national averages. The Policy Analysis Unit, Office of the President, is responsible for the overall co-ordination of the Programme of Cooperation.