Poverty Reduction


Remittances Strategy Framework For Sustainable Development in Sierra Leone

Remittances 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. Themore


Sierra Leone moves one place up the human development index but inequality and multidimensional poverty still very high

Sierra Leone has moved one place up in the latest Human Development Report from 184th to 183rd, the highest among the Mano River Union (MRU) and G7+ countries, according to the latest report launched in Tokyo and later in Freetown last week. However, multidimensional poverty and inequality remainsmore


UNDP Africa Human Development Report 2012

The 2012 Human Development Report for Africa explores why dehumanizing hunger remains pervasive in the region, despite abundant agricultural resources, a favorable growing climate, and rapid economic growth rates. It also emphasizes that food security – the ability to consistently acquire enoughmore

Our Work - Poverty Reduction

UNDP has been supporting the economic recovery of Sierra Leone since the end of its 11-year civil war. With the country now poised for major socio-economic transformation in a bid to realize its long-term vision of being a Middle- Income Country within the next 25 years and a net lender within 50 years, UNDP will continue to support Sierra Leone’s development agenda by promoting inclusive growth strategies that make real improvements in people’s lives, opening up their choices and opportunities.