Inclusive Growth

  • Local Governance and Economic Development Joint ProgrammeLocal Governance and Economic Development Joint ProgrammeThe Local Governance and Economic Development Joint Programme (LGED-JP) seeks to improve the socio-economic well-being of Sierra Leoneans at the local level. Building on the Government of Sierra Leone’s Decentralisation Policy, Local Economic Development (LED) programming supports local wealth creation, increased employment opportunities and improved economic productivity and service delivery.

  • Private Sector Development Private Sector DevelopmentThe Private Sector Development Project supports Sierra Leone’s efforts to improve the country's investment climate, generate more foreign and local investment and build Government capacity to enter into sustainable and beneficial Public-Private Partnerships.

  • Youth Empowerment and Employment ProgrammeYouth Empowerment and Employment ProgrammeThe Youth Employment and Empowerment Programme (YEEP), initiated in 2011, builds on UNDP’s extensive post-war experience supporting the recovery of Sierra Leone’s youth. It is designed to strengthen national policy, strategy and coordination for youth employment and seeks to provide basic support services for youth across the country, including business development and career advice and guidance.

  • Aid Coordination and Poverty ReductionAid Coordination and Poverty ReductionSierra Leone is a highly aid-dependent country. Foreign funds (grants and loans) as a proportion of recurrent and capital expenditure stood at 41% in 2014 and rose to 51% in 2015 due to EVD inflows. Given the significance of foreign aid for national development, the effective coordination and management of external resources is critical. To address this issue, there was the compelling need to establish a central hub for aid coordination and management in Sierra Leone.

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.

Contact UNDP in Sierra Leone
Abdul Karim Bah
Communications Analyst
Phone: + 232 33 167 428
Latest UNDP Sierra Leone Report

This 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.

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