Featured Publications

  • The Sustainable Development Goals Are Coming to Life
    Jul 22, 2016

    This publication provides a glimpse into the early efforts of 16 countries to bring the global SDGs to life, and the role United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) play in the process. It illustrates how these countries are beginning to integrate the 2030 Agenda into visions, strategies and plans at the national, subnational and local levels. The country efforts include raising public awareness, seeking engagement of different stakeholders, adapting the SDGs to national and local contexts, increasing coherence across policy areas and between levels of government, assessing risk and strengthening monitoring and accountability mechanisms.

  • The African Economic Outlook Report-Sierra Leone Country Note
    Jul 21, 2016

    Sierra Leone is on the path to recovery following the effects of an 18-month Ebola outbreak and the sustained decline of iron ore prices. The Ebola outbreak affected the socio-economic livelihoods of the country, disrupting normal health care and education services, agricultural production and trade. The iron ore price decline affected macro-financial stability and reversed the country’s remarkable positive growth trajectory as economic growth declined from a buoyant 20.1% in 2013 to 4.6% in 2014 and thereafter contracted by 21.5% in 2015 according to the latest estimates. GDP in 2016 is expected to remain relatively unchanged and to rise moderately in 2017. Inflation, which was moderate in the first quarter of 2015, is now estimated at 9.9% for 2015 and is expected to hover around 10% in 2016 and 2017.

  • Commodities booms and busts report- relevance to Sierra Leone
    May 30, 2016

    The report titled, Primary Commodities Booms and Busts: Emerging Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa was launched in New York by UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa Director and Assistant Administrator, Mr. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, together with African Group of Ambassadors-under the auspices of the African Union Commission, the UN Agencies and development partners.

  • National Ebola Recovery Strategy for Sierra Leone
    Jul 29, 2015

    Stepping up efforts to completely eradicate the disease, to ensure effective socio-economic recovery, through enhancing disease surveillance and contact tracing; improving infection prevention and control; maintaining safe and dignified burials; deepening community engagement; increasing cross-border surveillance; sustaining support for mental and psychological services; and improving operational services.

  • Assessment of Development Results
    Jul 23, 2015

    This is the first ADR assessment of UNDP’s contribution to Sierra Leone and covers the period 2008-2012. Specifically, the ADR focused on the previous 2008- 2010 Country Programme Document (CPD) (which was extended by the UNDP Executive Board until 2012), and covered as much as possible of the ongoing 2013-2014 CPD. The findings and recommendations of the ADR were discussed at a stakeholder workshop held in Freetown on 8 July 2014 attended by almost 70 stakeholders who shared their comments on the report and provided feedback on the role and future potential contribution of UNDP in the context of the next country programme.