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The newly assembled cabinet of The Gambia composes of 14 males and 4 females including the vice president and minister for women’s affairs. These 4 female members of the cabinet translate to a 22.22% share of the current cabinet, for females.
Teenage fertility had been decreasing over the past 20 years. The Age-Specific Fertility Rate (ASFR) 20 years before the DHS was conducted stood at 146 and 5 years down the line, it further reduced to 115.
Measuring the poverty status of the population goes beyond quantifying how much money the population has to their disposal.
The number of people that a country has that are engaged in some form of economic activity defines how much labour is available to produce income. There are various activities that someone can engage in such that his or her economic situation changes.
The Local Government Area (LGA) distribution shows that nearly forty percent (38.0 percent) of the population lives in Brikama with Banjul accounting for the lowest proportion of the population (1.6 percent)
The Census 2013 showed that the average household size was 8.3 while it is 6.9 in the 2015/16 Integrated Household Survey (IHS).
the number of people living in poverty in The Gambia increased by 0.15 million between 2010 and 2015/16 as a result of rapid population growth and poor economic performance (3 percent GDP growth rate).