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 amend the National Power Authority Act, 1982. Amends the National Power Authority Act, 1982.
Source: Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL)Being an Act to suppress money laundering and to provide for other related matters.
Source: Awoko NewspaperThis article reports that Ibrahim Kamara, Health Advisor Plan Sierra Leone stated that while the population’s access to portable water, good sanitation and hygiene in Sierra Leone is still below the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target of 75%, he believed it was possible to achieve by 2015.
Source: Katrina Manson, ReutersThis feature article describes the lack of drinking water available and the conditions that lead to this situation. It also describes a new 32 million pound five-year project funded by the British government aims to improve water and sanitation throughout Sierra Leone.
Source: Ishmael Bayohs, Awoko Newspaper This article describes a statement made by the Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone, Dr Samura Kamara, at a one-day consultation with MPs on the preparation of the second generation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper. Kamara stated that the Central Bank has a very healthy reserve.
Source: Norbert Toé, International Monetary Fund (IMF) This statement describes an IMF mission to Freetown during February 20-March 4, 2008 to review the performance under the three-year arrangement under the IMF's Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and discuss an economic program for 2008.
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: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of JapanThis statement describes a meeting on January 23, 2008 between Mr. Masahiko Koumura, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Ms. Zainab Bangura, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sierra Leone, in Japan. The two ministers discussed cooperation in Sierra Leone's peacebuilding process, especially noting Japan's assistance to Sierra Leone in the energy sector. They also discussed Sierra Leone's support for Japan's candidature for election to non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council.
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: United States State DepartmentThis website provides general background information about Sierra Leone, including the people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations, United States relations, travel/business and background.
This website is a resource for projects, reports, news and events related to implementation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative, and Consultative Group Meetings. The website provides information about more than 100 active projects, loans and credits.
Policy Analysis and Practitioner Documents (View All 34 Matches)
Source: Diamond Development Initiative // Partnership Africa Canada This policy brief examines artisanal diamond cooperatives in Sierra Leone, specifically the Integrated Diamond Management
Program (IDMP) and its Peace Diamond Alliance (PDA). It provides an overview of the project and an assessment of its design problems, implementation factors, and internal factors. The brief concludes that the principal failings of the cooperatives were that they found very few diamonds, lost money, and suffered from corruption, but cautions that the PDA experience does not prove the cooperative model nonviable.
Source: Neil Cooper, Department of Peace Studies, University of BradfordThis article discusses the security and development implications of the diamond sector in post-conflict Sierra Leone. Primary issues covered include the political economy of peacebuilding, the macroeconomics of the diamond industry, and the involvement of the international community. The article concludes with suggestions for reforming the diamond industry in Sierra Leone.
Source: United Nations Development Program (UNDP)This link provides information on key statistics related to human development such as water, sanitation and nutritional status, inequalities in maternal and child health, education, technology, trade, flows of aid, private capital and debt, unemployment, energy, gender, crime, refugees, labor and human rights and more.
UN Official Documents (2 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.