Access Policy

Data Access

Access Authority

Edrissa Ceesay


Confidentiality of respondents is guaranteed and protected by both the old (1977) and the new Statistics Act (2005).

Access Conditions

The Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS) is committed to achieving excellence in the provision of timely, reliable and affordable official statistics for informed decision making in order to maximize the welfare of all Gambians. This is achieved through the collection and analysis of censuses, surveys and the use of administrative data as well as the dissemination of a range of statistical products and providing assistance and services to users. The GBoS which is currently undergoing restructuring is yet to put in place a microdata dissemination policy to address the conditions and the manner in which anonymized microdata files may be released to users for research purposes. The policy should be available at the GBoS website and it should clearly specify the terms and conditions of use of public data files. 

Survey datasets are distributed at no cost for legitimate research, with the condition that we receive an abstract or a detailed description of any research project that will be using the data prior to authorizing their distribution. Copies of all reports and publications based on the requested data must be sent to The Gambia Bureau of Statistics:

 The Gambia Bureau of Statistics
 Kanifing Institutional Layout
 P.O.Box 3504, Serekunda
 The Gambia

Citation Requirements

The following statement must be used as citation: source of data: The Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBOS), MICS3 Survey, GMB-MICS2005-2006v1.1

Disclaimer and Copyright


The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
Generated: MAY-14-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit