The Gambia: supporting the development of a new think tank

  • Status:
  • Ongoing
  • Programme:
  • Developing the Centre for Sustainable Development and Policy Studies
  • Funder:
  • UNDP
  • Partner:
  • The University of The Gambia
  • Years:
  • 2021-2022
  • Key Policy Areas:
  • Climate change and energyJob creation and labour marketsSocial protection and poverty
  • Type of Support:
  • Policy Influencing Support

Kivu is providing advice to the University of The Gambia as they establish the country’s first think tank – the Centre for Sustainable Development and Policy Studies (CSDPS). Funded by UNDP, Kivu has been commissioned with providing practical advice and support to CSDPS focused on developing a strategy for the new think tank. This covers advice on its research and policy agenda, effective approaches to policy influencing in The Gambia, a funding strategy, and organisational and governance structures.

Key Impacts:
  • Support establishing the first think tank in The Gambia
  • Development of a Strategic Plan for the new think tank