The Coordination Unit will serve as a key interlocutor between government and development partners by defining long-term strategic objectives for these partnerships and cultivating a relationship between the executive and heads of partner agencies. This will aim to ensure that the government can regularly communicate with a unified voice to partners regarding its high-level priorities, while retaining the existing functions of MoFEA and MDAs in the implementation of projects. Developed Aid Coordination Bulletin in 2020 to reflect on the achievements, identify who is doing what, where and how much toward the National Development Plan
The Unit Coordinates Open Government Initiative
The Unit is coordinating the on-going Weekly Open Government Initiative (OGI) hour on GRTS every Monday at 9 pm. This project is supported UN-Peacebuilding Fund. Almost all the Permanent Secretaries went in turn to GRTS studio on a weekly basis for dialogue with the citizen and discussed their service charters, service offered by their ministries, achievements of the NDP, challenges encountered in the implementation of the priority areas of their Ministries. The dialogue creates an opportunity for Ministries’ to clear the doubts and wrong perceptions from the Public. It is also an opportunity to identify new priorities and improve transparency between duty bearers and the right holders. A similar program have been rolled out to 3 (three) pilot regions, namely URR, CRR and LRR, where the Governors and TAC members will lead the open town hall dialogues engagement in the regions and at the district level. This is intended to bring duty bearers closer to right holders to engage on achievements and challenges in the implementation National Development priorities in their regions.
Supporting Ministry of Trade's Reform Process
We are supporting Ministry of Trade’s reforms process to improve Gambia’s rating on World Bank Indicator on “Ease of doing business in the Gambia”. The reform process includes the development of a work plan for implementing business environment reforms, which is crosscutting among Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs). The taskforce is supporting each sector to ensure targets are met and obstacles are removed. Some milestones have been achieved, key among them, are the establishment of Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) at Central Bank of The Gambia, Single Business Registry, dedicated commercial court etc.
Coordinates & Monitor UN Peace Building Fund (UNPBF)
The Unit coordinates and monitor UN Peace Building Fund (UNPBF) in collaboration with the UNPBF secretariat and jointly review of the level of progress registered by the projects in the Gambia to promote synergy within UN agencies and between Government Ministries and Departments and Agencies and Civil Society Organizations to unblock challenges and support efficient implementing of PBF interventions.