‘Migration and Sustainable Development in The Gambia’

Welcome to the website for the ‘Migration and Sustainable Development in The Gambia’ (MSDG) project. The goals of this Technical Cooperation Project are:

  • Enhance the contribution of Gambian diaspora to different aspects of Gambian development
  • Facilitate structured and effective coordination of diaspora engagement and development action
  • Facilitate productive and sustainable reintegration of returning Gambian migrants
  • Reduce the transaction costs of remittances to The Gambia
  • Improve the knowledge and skills of Gambian professionals and government officials in the field of migration and sustainable development.

The project is designed and implemented by GK Partners (GKP), in partnership with the Government of The Gambia, and funded by the Swiss Government.

About Us

The ‘Migration and Sustainable Development in The Gambia’ is being implemented six months after the inauguration of the new coalition government in The Gambia. It builds on the initial ‘Induction and Training Workshop for the Cabinet Ministers’ conducted by GK Partners (GKP) on 11 February 2017 in Gambia, and the subsequent one-to-one briefings with the President, Ministers, senior government officials and development partners.

Optimising the Benefits of Migration for Gambian Development

  • Research, consultation and production of a 10-Year Gambian Diaspora Strategy
  • Structuring and creation of a Gambia Diaspora Directorate and website
  • Inauguration of an annual ‘Stake in the Nation Forum’
  • Scheme to reduce the transaction costs of remittances.

Improving Implementation and Operational Capacity and Effectiveness

  • Mapping of the structures, services and activities of selected Ministries
  • Professional training in diaspora-development and operational effectiveness
  • Support government engagement in global migration and development processes
  • Review and analysis of government and programme effectiveness.