National Development Plan 2018 - 2021

Inter-Ministerial with Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs as the main coordinating body NCAC – the implementing body
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

* Development of Regional Cultural Festivals that include contemporary expression
* Training, mentoring and support for business planning and seed funding through creative business entrepreneurship programme
* Operationalisation of the Collecting Society of the Gambia
* Promotion of Gambian creative arts through the construction of a Multipurpose cultural center

Main features:
* A 4 Year plan 2018-2021 aimed at delivering good governance, accountability, social cohesion and national reconciliation and a revitalized and transformed economy for the wellbeing of all Gambians
* 8 priority areas, Culture is Priority no. 6
* Recognizes the value of cultural development as an important factor in tourism development * Recognizes importance of a Multipurpose Cultural Centre and the Collecting Society of the Gambia

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

* Promotion and support of local, regional and National Cultural Festivals which also showcase contemporary creative expressions
* Capacity building of youths in the creative arts
* Increased Human Resource Capacity at NCAC across departments

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD 250, 000 for priority 6 in 2019 budget

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner
Ministries of Tourism and Culture and Finance
Youth Empowerment Project
International Organization for Migration
Gambia Hotel Association
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

* Need for more commitment from Government towards the development of culture and arts.
* Consistency in budget allocation to enable timely implementation.

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)