Academic Resources (1 Matches)
Source: Christi Freeman, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame This article documents the causes of conflict in Sierra Leone and discusses the risks of managing conflict in the post-war era. Among the risks cited are weak governance and high levels of corruption, as well as the existence of an able youth class with high levels of unemployment. The author concludes with some prescriptions for the future.
Source: Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL)Being an act to provide for the imposition and alteration of taxation and for other related matters. Amends the Income Tax Act, 2000, the Sales Tax Act, 1995 and the Government Budgeting and Accountability Act, 2005.
Source: Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL)Being an Act to suppress money laundering and to provide for other related matters.
Source: Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL)Being an Act to secure transparency and accountability in the appropriation, control and management of the finances and other financial resources of Sierra Leone and to provide for other related matters. This Act repeals the Public Budgeting and Accounting Act, 1992 [No. 1 of 1992].
Source: Standard TimesThis article reports that President Ernest Bai Koroma has started the process of signing management performance contracts with members of his cabinet.
Source: Mark Doyle, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)This article assesses the first acts as president of Ernest Bai Koroma, elected during the September 2007 elections. Focuses on corruption and descriptions of some of his newly appointed cabinet.
Source: Mark Doyle, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)This article discusses an internal report on corruption in the government of Sierra Leone that was commissioned by newly-elected president Ernest Bai Koroma and leaked to the BBC. The report highlights government ministries with rampant corruption problems and essential questions in beginning to fix the many issues.
Official Statements (2 Matches)
Source: Joanne Cotton and Sylvanus Kanyako, Society for Democratic Initiatives, Sierra LeoneThis statement by a Sierra Leone advocacy organization opposes the use of defamation laws to prevent legitimate criticism of public officials, the exposure of official wrongdoing or corruption. It draws attention to this issue through the case of a newspaper editor arrested and detained in February 2008 after publishing a story about questionable investments by a government official in the Koroma government.
Source: Department for International Development (DFID), United KingdomThis statement by Douglas Alexander, the Secretary of State for International Development, coinciding with the visit of the President of Sierra Leone to the UK, announces two programs of assistance to Sierra Leone totaling £36 million. The programs will provide support to the energy sector and the National Revenue Authority.
Source: Transparency International and Chr. Michelsen InstituteThis website was established in 2003 to assist donor practitioners from six major government development agencies to more effectively address corruption challenges in their development projects. Operated by the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Norway and Transparency International in Germany. The site provides general anti-corruption resources, applied research, a database of development projects from the six agencies, in-country training and a Help Desk. Sierra Leone relevant information can be found in the projects database, in the 'selected anti-corruption literature' and the help desk.
Source: Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL)This government department was established by the National Revenue Authority Act, 2002 on September 13, 2002 to administer and collect all duties, taxes, revenues and penalties as prescribed by the Laws of Sierra Leone. The department became operational in July 2003 and carries out its mission to "design and implement effective strategies and programs to collect, and account for all tax revenues at minimum cost, while facilitating trade, investment and the movement of people across the borders of Sierra Leone through an efficient, transparent and taxpayer friendly service delivery."
Source: Bank of Sierra LeoneThe is the official website of the central bank of Sierra Leone, with comprehensive information about the country's financial policies such as the anti-money laundering act 2005 and the International Monetary Fund's Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) Mission; government financial budgets, statistics, reports, news and announcements.
Policy Analysis and Practitioner Documents (View All 28 Matches)
Source: Julia Szybala, Sierra Leone Court Monitoring Programme (SLCMP)This article discusses the problems facing the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and how the 2008 Anti-Corruption Act will address these issues. In particular, it discusses the need to improve capacity and training programs for ACC employees. The article concludes that with minor adjustments, the ACC's ability to fight corruption would greatly increase.
Source: Sierra Leone Court Monitoring Program (SLCMP)This article describes a press release issued by the Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday March 6th stating that the Commission had arrested 12 officials of the Customs and Excise Department of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) and one police officer for various offences under the Anti-Corruption Act 2000 (as amended).
Source: European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD) This report discusses problems with aid effectiveness in Sierra Leone. It focuses on issues of accountability and ownership to identify obstacles to the development of an effective aid system. It makes a number of recommendations to improve aid effectiveness for both donors and the Sierra Leone government.
UN Official Documents (3 Matches)
Source: UN Secretary-GeneralThis report provides an update on the progress made by UNIOSIL in implementing its mandate since the last report, dated 4 December 2007 (S/2007/704). It presents further information on the completion strategy of UNIOSIL and sets out proposals on the mandate, structure and strength of the post-UNIOSIL office, recommending the establishment of a UN integrated peacebuilding office, known as UNIPSIL.
Source: United Nations Security CouncilThis document provides an overview of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) one-year report, with comments from various Commission members. Overall, members believed that the PBC had made achievements in setting up the structure of the Commission and important contributions had been made to peacebuilding efforts in Sierra Leone and Burundi.
Source: Former President Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan KabbahSpeech given at the 4th Consultative Group meeting, bringing together the highest level officials from the Government of Sierra Leone with development partners in the international community. President Kabbah gives a progress report on various aspects of the Sierra Leone Poverty Reduction Strategy (SL-PRS) and Vision 2025. He also discusses in detail problems with corruption and capacity-building in government agencies and makes continued appeals to the international community for financial and technical support.