The Gambia National Social Protection Policy 2015-2025

Facilitating the reform of the national social protection system to contribute towards the alleviation of poverty and vulnerability in The Gambia

Three babies and their mothers pose for the camera at a health centre
UNICEF Gambia/2018/Noorani

Highlights

Based on existing widespread poverty and multidimensional vulnerability in The Gambia, as well as gaps in the provision of social protection, The Government recognises that its social protection system requires modernisation and expansion in order to provide more reliable and effective protection from multifaceted shocks and stresses and to build people’s resilience to adversity and hardship.

The Gambia’s National Social Protection Policy (NSPP)  2015-2025 was designed to contribute towards the alleviation of poverty and vulnerability in the country. The policy defines a comprehensive and cross-cutting social protection reform agenda and proposes a set of priority actions to guide the gradual establishment of a coherent social protection system in The Gambia.

The objective of the NSPP is to facilitate the reform of the national social protection system by ensuring more efficient and effective use of resources, strengthened management and administrative systems, and greater progress towards a more inclusive form of social protection that makes basic income and social services available to The Gambia’s poorest and most vulnerable people – gradually expanding access to the entire population.

Cover of the National Social Protection Policy 2015-2025
Author(s)
Government of The Gambia, UNICEF Gambia, UNDP Gambia
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Languages
English

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