Sub-Saharan Africa must provide universal access to decent jobs and social services if it is to achieve decisive development progress, according to the report. This year the report shows that progress has been made in primary school enrolment, gender parity in primary school enrolment, the proportion of seats held by women in national parliament and HIV and AIDS prevalence rates. In spite of this progress, Africa still faces the challenges of addressing pervasive income inequalities, creating decent jobs, access to health and sanitation services.
Youth unemployment was a major cause of the 11-year civil war in Sierra Leone and remains a serious threat to the peace that is enjoyed inmore
Projects and Initiatives
The 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. more
- 03 Feb 2016:PRESS RELEASE ON BEHALF OF THE INTER-AGENCY RAPID RESPONSE TEAM
- 22 Dec 2015:Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of the Sierra Leone Ebola Recovery Fund (SLERF)
- 14 Dec 2015:Greater inclusion of women and youth in work will spur human development in Sub-Saharan Africa