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  • Sierra Leone moves one place up the human development index but inequality and multidimensional poverty still very highJul 25, 2014Sierra Leone moves one place up the human development index but inequality and multidimensional poverty still very highSierra Leone has moved one place up in the latest Human Development Report from 184th to 183rd, a marginal increase but the highest increase among the Mano River Union (MRU) and G7+ countries but multidimensional poverty and inequality is among the highest in the world despite recent high economic growth according to the latest report launched in Tokyo and later in Freetown last week. The report states that while income poverty is 52.9%, 72.7% of Sierra Leoneans are multidimensional poor, among the highest in the world and comes amidst the potentially devastating Ebola health shock.

  • Assessment of Development ResultsJul 23, 2015Assessment of Development ResultsThis 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.

  • Jun 30, 20122011 Annual ReportThis 2011 Annual Report highlights the results attained by UNDP Sierra Leone, in partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone, UN, development partners and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). The results achieved contribute to the achievement of national development priorities as set out in the Agenda for Change and the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Remittances Strategy Framework For Sustainable Development in Sierra LeoneJan 1, 2011Remittances Strategy Framework For Sustainable Development in Sierra LeoneRemittances constitute an important source of foreign currency inflow into the Sierra Leone economy. In preparing its second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (the Agenda for Change), the Government has taken into consideration the close links that exists between migration and development. The Government encourages Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora to contribute to the fight against poverty not only through skills transfer but also by remittances, investment and expenditure, entrepreneurial activities and building capacities in higher education.

  • Impact Assessment: Youth Employment Programmes in Sierra Leone (2007-2009)Jan 1, 2011Impact Assessment: Youth Employment Programmes in Sierra Leone (2007-2009)This report details an independent impact assessment of 17 youth employment programs administered by UNDP/GoSL and funded by the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), Irish Aid, and the Government of Norway. 21 researchers conducted the assessment over a two- month period beginning November 2010. Its geographic reach extended to 12 out of the 14 districts in Sierra Leone. Interviews, surveys and focus group discussions were conducted with staff members from 31 organizations and over 700 youth beneficiaries. The randomized sample size for the survey was sufficiently large so that the results accurately represent the population of project beneficiaries (10,299 youth).

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UNDP has had a presence in Sierra Leone since 1965, working in partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone, development partners, UN agencies, civil society and local communities, contributing to good governance, peace and prosperity. A valued, trusted and reliable development partner of and adviser to the Government of Sierra Leone, UNDP’s work focuses on transformative initiatives that support the consolidation of peace and help facilitate the transition to long-term development within the framework of the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the country’s development agenda.

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