Gambia: Government spending as percent of GDP: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the Gambia from 1977 to 2016. The average value for the Gambia during that period was 16.63 percent with a minumum of 6.33 percent in 2006 and a maximum of 54.52 percent in 1984. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The government size of the Gambia and other countries is calculated as the total government spending as percent of GDP.
Definition: General government final consumption expenditure (formerly general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation.