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.

United Nations (UN) Goodwill Ambassadors, Idris and Sabrina Elba, launch appeal for IFAD’s $200 million coronavirus relief fund for rural communities

An International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) news article about the IFAD Rural Poor Stimulus Facility which aims to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on rural small-scale farmers and producers in Sierra Leone.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Sierra Leone COVID-19 situation report 1-17 March 2020

A UNICEF situation report that provides an overview of the COVID-19 situation and humanitarian needs in Sierra Leone. This report highlights UNICEF’s COVID-19 response activities in Sierra Leone.

Topic: COVID-19, Health and safety, Safeguarding
Sector: Other
Geographic Focus: Sierra Leone

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sierra Leone support to the national response to contain the impact of COVID-19

A UNDP situational analysis report that summarises interventions across three areas: building resilient health systems; inclusive and integrated crisis management and multi-sectoral response; and socio-economic impact and recovery.

The state of entrepreneurship in Sierra Leone: Snapshot

This snapshot outlines the key issues that hamper the productivity of Sierra Leone’s entrepreneurial landscape across SOBA’s main focus areas. Interventions conducted by SOBA and other players in the ecosystem are also discussed. Full details of how the pillars of entrepreneurship impact small and growing businesses can be found in the full report.

The state of entrepreneurship in Sierra Leone: Full report

This is a study on the impact of each of the pillars of entrepreneurial ecosystems (Business Support, Finance, Human Capital, Culture, Policy, R&D, Infrastructure and Markets) on small and growing businesses. There are also policy recommendations for each pillar. In addition to details of these pillars, there are informative sections (1) Sierra Leone successful growth entrepreneurs characteristics and stories and (2) data base of business support services available to entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone.

Solar sector – Solar home system market analysis

This document presents analysis of the solar market to better understand the constraints and opportunities faced by the sector and to determine best-placed and systemic investments for the programme. It includes views of solar market limitations and finance constraints. Key constraints include distribution, skills, information and awareness. There is also a snapshot of solar market opportunities and recommendations for SOBA.

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