This rapid-response-survey was conducted to characterise the current cohort of councillors in The Gambia. The current cohort represents the second cohort of councillors whose ofﬁce term began in January 2008. The ﬁrst cohort served their four year term during 2004-2008. No proﬁle is available for the ﬁrst cohort of councillors. The survey was administered at the ﬁrst ever meeting of all councillors, a three-day training workshop, jointly organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Government of The Gambia from 23-25 February, 2009. All 110 councillors, out of a total national strength of 114 (96.5%) participated in the training workshop. All the participants (100%) responded to the rapid assessment questions which form part of this survey.
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