The effectiveness and impact of initiatives aimed at enhancing the capacity of The Government of The Gambia to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

Publication language
Date published
01 Nov 2021
Impact evaluation
COVID-19, Evaluation-related
The Gambia

“Enhancing Gambian Authorities’ Preparedness and Response to COVID-19”, is a USD 200,000 project financed by the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration. It was implemented over a 12-month period. The project, which closed on August 31, 2021, was meant to assist the Government of The Gambia, to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing operational and technical support in migration and health. The project focused on achieving five key outcomes:

  1. Improved coordination and partnership among key actors working at POEs
  2. Through the Risk Communication and Community Engagement, improved hygiene practices and barrier measures and decrease stigma and discrimination among migrants, mobile populations, and border communities
  3. Enhanced surveillance and preparedness at select points of entry (POEs) and border communities
  4. Enhanced Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) at border communities to promote Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)
  5. Improved household incomes for informal cross-border traders and households.