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The Gambia

The World Bank is helping to fight poverty and improve living standards for the people of The Gambia. The International Development Association funds projects in basic education, community-driven development, public resource management, and agricultural crop protection.

Population
1.7 Million
GDP per capita
$624
GDP growth
4.9%
Life Expectancy
58
Income Level
Low
Poverty Ratio
32.10%
Country Portfolio
Active Bank projects 4
Proposed Bank projects 0
Start of Bank partnership Oct 1967
Total Bank Investment $336 (millions)

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Country Data
year 2008
68% in 2008
Improved sanitation facilities, urban (% of urban population with access)
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Finance Minister of Cape Verde, Cristina Duarte

Finance Minister of The Gambia, Mambury Njie

Finance Minister of The Gambia tells journalists at the 2011 Annual Meetings of the World Bank-IMF in Washington, DC, that his country's economic growth will be 5.5 percent in 2011, with inflation contained at 4 percent and foreign reserves at 5.1 months of imports.
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