Country government

The Gambia

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress

Assessment

Impact commitments
London 2013

1. Reduce stunting prevalence from 23% to 18% by 2015.

2. Increase exclusive breastfeeding from 56% to 65% by 2015.

Reported progress

1. The prevalence of stunting reduced from 23% in 2013 to 17.5% in 2019/2020. Nonetheless, there is a big regional variation, ranging from 10.1% to 25.2% (source: Demographic and Health Survey 2019/2020).

2. The proportion of children exclusively breastfed stands at 53.6%. The exclusive breastfeeding target has not yet been reached, but a lot of improvements are taking place to promote optimal infant and young child feeding.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

At least half of the individual commitment components are assessed to be on course