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Gambia, The Report

Entrepreneurial Missions Index

41.46

General Information

Population

1,681,734 (139th most populous country in the world)

RELIGIONS
Sunni Muslim90%
Roman Catholic8%
Other Christian1%
Indigenous Beliefs1%
LANGUAGES
English
Mandinka
Wolof
Fula
Indigenous

Industries

Processing peanuts, fish, and hides, tourism, beverages, agricultural machinery assembly, woodworking, metalworking, clothing

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the World Factbook project 4, conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). For more detailed information about Gambia, The, visit https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gm.html.

Business Information

The World Bank ranks Gambia, The as 141 out of 183 economies in terms of ease of doing business. The country ranks as 120 (of 183) in terms of ease of starting a business.

It requires 0 procedures, takes 0 days, and costs N/A% of income per capita to start a business in Gambia, The.

In order to start a business in Gambia, The, one must follow these procedures:

  1. Search for company name
  2. Notarize company statutes
  3. Obtain tax identification number (TIN) from the Gambia Revenue Authority
  4. Payment of stamp duty and deposit of corporate tax with Commissioer of Income Tax
  5. Register with the Commercial Registry
  6. Obtain operational license
  7. Make a company seal

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the Doing Business project 3, conducted by the World Bank. For more detailed information about starting a business in Gambia, The, visit http://www.doingbusiness.org/.

 

 

Gambia, The Economic Freedom

The annual survey Economic Freedom of the World is an indicator produced by the Fraser Institute, a libertarian think tank which attempts to measure the degree of economic freedom in the world's nations. Economic Freedom of the World index has been more widely used than any other measure of economic freedom, because of its coverage of a longer time period

Their measure of economic freedom is based on that the following standards:

  • Personal choice rather than collective choice,
  • Voluntary exchange coordinated by markets rather than allocation via the political process,
  • Freedom to enter and compete in markets, and
  • Protection of persons and their property from aggression by others.

A state will rate high when it focuses on protection of people and their property from the actions of aggressors, enforcement of contracts, and provision of the limited set of public goods like roads, flood control projects, and money of stable value and little else, but a country’s rating on the EFW summary index will fall as government expenditures increase and regulations expand.   

 

Gambia, The Summary

 

1 World Economic Forum

2 Free the World
Gwartney, James and Robert Lawson with Herbert Grubel, Jakob de Haan, Jan-Egbert Sturm, and Eelco Zandberg (2009). Economic Freedom of the World: 2009 Annual Report. Vancouver, BC: The Fraser Institute. Data retrieved from www.freetheworld.com.

3 World Bank Data

4 World Factbook Project

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