Firms & Private Sector Development


At the Center for Policy, Research and Strategic Studies (CepRass), we are dedicated to pioneering research that empowers firms and contributes to the robust development of the private sector in The Gambia. Our commitment to staying ahead of the curve ensures that our research is not just cutting-edge but also tailored to address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by businesses.

Research Initiatives:

  1. Economic Resilience and Growth: CepRass explores the intricacies of economic dynamics and financial systems to provide actionable insights that drive sustainable growth. By understanding the pulse of the business environment, we equip firms with the knowledge needed to navigate challenges and seize opportunities for expansion.
  2. Optimizing Organizational Efficiency: In the realm of management research, we delve into strategies and techniques that optimize efficiency within organizations. Our findings are designed to empower firms to streamline their operations, enhance productivity, and achieve long-term success in a competitive market.
  3. Enhancing Governance and Leadership: CepRass recognizes the importance of sound governance and leadership within firms. Our research in public administration and organizational studies aims to provide valuable perspectives that contribute to effective corporate governance, fostering a business environment built on transparency and accountability.
  4. Private Sector Policy Frameworks: Shaping policy frameworks for the private sector is paramount in creating an environment conducive to growth. CepRass engages in public policy studies, political sciences, and governance research to influence policies that support and nurture the development of businesses in The Gambia.
  5. Education, Health, and Corporate Social Responsibility: The well-being of a nation is intricately linked to the prosperity of its citizens. CepRass explores how businesses can actively contribute to education and health sectors, fostering a culture of corporate social responsibility that goes beyond profit margins, creating a positive impact on society.
  6. Sustainable Agriculture and Poverty Alleviation: Private sector engagement is pivotal in developing sustainable agricultural practices, ensuring food security, and combating poverty. Our research in this domain aims to guide businesses in contributing to these critical areas, fostering a resilient and socially responsible corporate landscape.
  7. Climate Change Resilience: The impacts of climate change are far-reaching, affecting businesses in various ways. CepRass investigates how firms can adapt to climate challenges, implement environmentally friendly practices, and contribute to the development of sustainable solutions that protect both the environment and their bottom line.

Join Us in Shaping the Future: CepRass invites businesses and stakeholders in The Gambia to collaborate with us in shaping a future where the private sector thrives as a catalyst for socioeconomic development. Our multidisciplinary research approach aims not only to provide insights but to actively contribute to the formulation of strategies that lead to a prosperous and sustainable business landscape in The Gambia. Together, let’s pave the way for innovation, growth, and positive change.