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Technical Assistance ‘State Building Contract 1
Complementary Support’ to The Gambia
the number of people living in poverty in The Gambia increased by 0.15 million between 2010 and 2015/16 as a result of rapid population growth and poor economic performance (3 percent GDP growth rate).
The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) is a household survey developed by UNICEF in 1995 to assist countries in filling data gaps for monitoring the situation of families and households, especially children and women.
The Census 2013 showed that the average household size was 8.3 while it is 6.9 in the 2015/16 Integrated Household Survey (IHS).
Year-on-year overall index has by 8.4% from June 2016 to June 2017 with a corresponding Food and Non Alcoholic Beverages increased by 9.0%.