Tentmaker Reports

Gambia, The Report

Entrepreneurial Missions Index


General Information


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

Sunni Muslim90%
Roman Catholic8%
Other Christian1%
Indigenous Beliefs1%


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/.


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Gambia, The Economic Freedom

The World Economic Forum (WEF) was founded in 1971 by Klaus Martin Schwab at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.  It is a non-profit foundation best known for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss both economic and social issues facing the world.  The WEF also serves as a think tank, and publishes a wide range of reports focusing on issues of concern and importance to Forum communities. In particular, Strategic Insight Teams focus on producing reports of relevance in the fields of competitiveness, global risks and scenario thinking.  The Global Competitiveness Report measures competitiveness of countries and economic competitiveness among a wide range of factors such as corruption, tax rates, work ethic, and many others.

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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