Resource bank

Explore this resource bank to find toolkits, advice and information for business in Sierra Leone, as well as COVID-19 resources including health advice, policy responses and guides for businesses. Search key words or use the filter buttons to refine your search.

Insights on African businesses’ reactions and outlook to COVID-19

A survey jointly developed and carried out, from 14 to 20 April 2020, by the African Trade Policy Centre of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and International Economics Consulting Ltd. The survey takes stock of the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and trade, and identifies the challenges faced and responses made by businesses.

Coronavirus: for Africa’s sake, the West should be selfish this time

An article from The Africa Report about the dramatic return to Keynesian policies in Africa by those who once kept at arm’s length what they considered a sin: to recognise public services as public goods that are to be properly funded.

Topic: Business resilience, COVID-19, Government and policy
Sector: Other
Geographic Focus: Africa
Published by: The Africa Report

Guidance for mental health and psychosocial support for COVID-19

A report from the Africa Center for Disease Control and Preparation offering guidance to African Union Member States on key mental health and psychosocial support considerations in relation to COVID-19. It contains targeted advice for the community, healthcare workers, caregivers of vulnerable populations and people in quarantine, isolation or treatment centres. The report is available in English, Portuguese and Arabic.

COVID-19 and smallholder producers’ access to markets

A research brief by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on how smallholder farmers can respond to a health crisis, drawing on lessons learnt from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.