The development of national standardization strategies (NSS) is part of the activities in the ISO Action Plan for developing countries. The development of an NSS helps rationalize the use of limited resources in standardization work. In doing so, it help countries identify national priorities and ensure that resources are used to develop standards for the priorities of the country.
To include a standard in the work programme, considerations are given towards Government requirements (public procurement, legislation, export promotion facilitation, etc.), potential for removing non-tariff barriers at regional or international level, economic development for the country, Contribution to national competitiveness, Impact on environment, Social impact; and Resources available (human, information and financial);
The Gambia Standards Bureau in 2017 began work on developing the National Standardization Strategy 2018-2020. On 20th February, 2018 the strategy was validated. This Strategy informs the development of a national standardization plan for the next three years. The standardization Plan consists of the required standards to be developed in 2018, 2019 and 2020. These Standards are assigned under 12 Technical committees
Download the National Standardization Strategy 2018-2020 here