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).
Disclaimer: Country borders do not necessarily reflect the UK Government's official position.