The pipeline will be selected from the Master Plan. The Master Plan will be developed using a strategic approach model based on creating economic growth centers as hubs to provide the engine of growth.

Using this approach, the overall strategic master plan, which will cover the entire country, will be made up of three economic hubs.
Which are:

-Economic Hub 1 – Greater Banjul
-Economic Hub 2 – Central River Division
-Economic Hub 3 – Upper River Division

These three economic hubs will be interconnected by two corridors, 1 and 2, the former connecting economic hub1 and 2 and the latter connecting economic hub 2 and 3.

The Fund will focus financing targeted at transformational investments in all three economic hubs in all sectors. The Fund will also provide similar targeted funding for investments in backbone, upstream and wholesale ICT, Power, Water and Transportation investments in Corridors 1 and 2, to provide the connectivity through downstream retail services between the hubs.
These targeted, sustained and large-scale financing in the hubs and corridors will provide the agglomeration and concentration of economic activity required to provide the engine of economic growth to propel job creation and to accelerate poverty reduction throughout the country.

The first round of financing (AIF1, FY2019 – 2020) to get the AIF off the ground, will provide financing for targeted investments in Economic Hub 1 – Greater Banjul, which is the development corridor from Brikama – Yundum Airport – The Kombos – Banjul – Barra.

The initial investments to be developed in Economic Hub 1 for financing under AIF1, will include:

  • A Mass Transit System.
  • A Regional Solid Waste Management Facility.
  • An international School (internationally branded and accredited).
  • Port expansions (airport, sea port and river ports).
  • Transportation link between Banjul and Barra (uninterrupted).
  • Planned cities
  • Commercial Developments

Concurrently, the AIF will work with local, regional and international public and private education centers and facilities to develop vocational training schemes and programs in all areas to equip and arm 50,000 (fifty thousand) Gambian youths with the qualifications and skills they will need to provide the services and to fill the jobs that these investments will demand and generate. Subsequent and similarly sized funding envelopes will target investments in Economic Hub 2, then corridor 1, then Economic Hub 3 and corridor 2.

Pilot Project 1

The Mass transit System in Economic Hub 1 will be an elevated mass transit light railway system powered by its own dedicated solar park to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

Pilot Project 2

The Regional Solid Waste Management Facility

Pilot Project 3

Planned City