• 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.

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  • The Road to Justice: A Handbook for the Media on Reporting Sexual and Gender Based Violence Cases in Sierra LeoneJul 1, 2012The Road to Justice: A Handbook for the Media on Reporting Sexual and Gender Based Violence Cases in Sierra LeoneThis handbook was designed by UNDP Sierra Leone's Access to Justice Project to provide media practitioners in Sierra Leone with a step-by-step guide to reporting and publicizing Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases and convictions in Court. The handbook draws on a rich blend of experiences from local and international media practitioners. Lessons learned and best practices have been extracted from these, and adapted to the local context to meet the needs of media practitioners in Sierra Leone.

  • Family Support Unit Guidelines on SGBV Case ManagementDec 1, 2010Family Support Unit Guidelines on SGBV Case ManagementThe Guidelines were developed to enhance the capacity of the Family Support Unit (FSU) of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) to investigate and prosecute Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) related offences. Building on the FSU Training Manual (2008), the Guidelines provide a user friendly tool to guide FSU staff on how to bring SGBV cases to trial, ensure effective prosecution and support the victim throughout the process in order to build the confidence of victims and witnesses in the justice system.

  • National Energy Profile of Sierra LeoneJun 1, 2012National Energy Profile of Sierra LeoneRecognizing the importance and urgency of energy challenges, the United Nations General Assembly last year declared 2012 the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All (SEFA). SEFA seeks to achieve three key objectives by 2030: (i) encourage universal access to modern energy services, (ii) double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, and (iii) double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. Sierra Leone is being considered to become one of the pilot countries of the SEFA initiative. This report provides an overview of the current national energy profile of Sierra Leone using the SEFA template. The data and information were collected through reports, meetings, and interviews with authorities and relevant actors. Information collected from these sources has been complemented by desk research.

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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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