Global Peace Index: Gambia records world’s largest improvement in peace

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Since the 2016 election of Adama Barrow as president, The Gambia has recorded the world’s largest improvement in peace, moving up 35 places in the latest ranking of Global Peace Index, from 111th in 2017 to 76th.  This massive achievement now means that The Gambia is ranked, for the first time, amongst the 15 most peaceful countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

In 2018, a scorecard published by major independent global financial and research institutions like the World Bank, IMF, Brookings Institute, Chatham House, among others gave high ratings to the country in the areas of governance, public finance management, human development.

These are all global reports that have favourably ranked the leadership style, governance and development efforts of the Barrow administration.