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.

Spotlight on Innovation: Red Lion Bakery goes online

This series showcases businesses in Sierra Leone that are finding innovative ways to operate. The Red Lion Bakery became the first bakery in Sierra Leone to introduce online sales. Read about their story here.

Topic: Entrepreneurship and innovation
Sector: Other
Geographic Focus: Sierra Leone
Published by: Invest Salone

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.

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