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Sierra Leone

Summary

Sierra Leone is entering a new phase of growth and development after a largely successful period of post-conflict reconstruction. This transition was formally marked by the closure of the UN peacebuilding mission in March 2014. The signing of a Mutual Accountability Framework by government and development partners (led by DFID on the donor side) is also an important marker of a change in the terms of international engagement. The country must now tackle a number of deeply rooted structural challenges including corruption, low capacity levels, weaknesses in the rule of law, and high levels of discrimination and social exclusion (particularly for women).

Top priorities

  • improving education (especially for girls, children with disabilities and the most marginalised), water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health services
  • supporting reform and improvement of electricity services
  • support to the private sector, in particular to small and medium sized enterprises and the extractives sector
  • improving public financial management, revenue collection and accountability
  • tackling corruption through a new and innovative Pay No Bribe programme
  • improving access to security and justice
  • supporting the Constitutional Review and the electoral cycle

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Sierra Leone
Sierra Leonepage on GOV.UK website

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Implementing Partners (Beta) AAUK (1) ¦ Abt Associates Inc (1) ¦ Advocates for International Development (1) ¦ AECOM (1) ¦ African Development Bank (1) ¦ African Development Bank (1) ¦ African Revival (1) ¦ AgDevCo (1) ¦ Amnesty International (UK) (1) ¦ British Asian Trust (1) ¦ British Council (1) ¦ British Geological Survey (1) ¦ British High Commission (1) ¦ British High Commission (1) ¦ British Red Cross (1) ¦ CARE International UK (1) ¦ Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) (1) ¦ Children in Crisis (1) ¦ Christian Aid (3) ¦ Clinton Health Access Initiative (1) ¦ Coffey International Development (1) ¦ Concern Worldwide (2) ¦ DAI Europe (2) ¦ Department for International Development (26) ¦ Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (1) ¦ EMMS International (1) ¦ Ernst & Young (1) ¦ Ernst & Young (1) ¦ Farm Africa (1) ¦ HelpAge International (1) ¦ Hope and Homes for Children (1) ¦ IMC Worldwide (1) ¦ International Rescue Committee (UK) (2) ¦ Islamic Relief Worldwide (1) ¦ KPMG LLP (1) ¦ MannionDaniels (1) ¦ Mary's Meals (1) ¦ McKinsey & Company (1) ¦ Motivation (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald Limited (3) ¦ Opportunity International (1) ¦ Orbis Charitable Trust (1) ¦ Oxfam GB (2) ¦ Oxford Policy Fellowship (1) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (3) ¦ Practical Action (1) ¦ Purposeful Productions (1) ¦ PwC (3) ¦ Railway Children (1) ¦ Restless Development (1) ¦ Samaritan's Purse UK (1) ¦ Save the Children UK (1) ¦ Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) (1) ¦ Send a Cow (1) ¦ Sense International (1) ¦ Sightsavers (1) ¦ SolarAid (1) ¦ Sound Seekers Limited (1) ¦ Street Child (2) ¦ The Leprosy Mission (1) ¦ Traidcraft Exchange (1) ¦ Trócaire (Northern Ireland) (1) ¦ UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) (2) ¦ UK - Foreign & Commonwealth Office (1) ¦ UNICEF (UK) (1) ¦ United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (3) ¦ United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) (2) ¦ United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (1) ¦ Village Water (1) ¦ WaterAid (1) ¦ Womankind Worldwide (1) ¦ World Child Cancer (1) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (1) ¦ World Health Organization (WHO) (1) ¦ World Vision UK (1) ¦ Y Care International (1) ¦

320K

Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

40K

Children completing primary education supported by DFID

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

3.27M

Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

130K

Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

30K

Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.

£154M

2019/2020