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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Civil Society Organisations in The Gambia


This study is an assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the operations of CSOs in the Gambia. The aim is to provide support to selected CSOs with capacity building and provision of technological resources enabling them to continue their work.
The study revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has serious impact on the operations of the 16 CSOs who participated in the survey and their ability to carry out their planned programmes.
The findings also reveal that the pandemic will affect funding opportunities of CSOs both in the medium and long term.
The pandemic also affected CSOs’ ability to provide services to beneficiaries as the study reveals that 63% of the CSOs reported that the pandemic severely reduced their capacity to provide services or programmes to beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Review by Wilde Ganzen

Of special interest in this report is the list of recommendations to Funders/Donors, to CSOs and to Government, to be found on page 27. It is a list which is not only relevant to The Gambia and in event of a pandemic. Indeed, it summarizes good practices to be pursued by these actors always and everywhere.


Civil Society Organisations COVID-19 CSO and Government CSO and Funders

Author: Dr. Ismaila Ceesay

Publisher/source/organization: West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)

Place and year of issue: Accra, Ghana 2021

Type: Research report

Country/region: The Gambia

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