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.

Network analysis of vegetable trade & trade-related communications

Presentation on vegetable and trade communications flows. It explains the need for a network analysis, the components of the network – from the basic elements and parameters to the statistics of the vegetable and inputs trade and associated revenues. The presentation also discusses the differences between male and female involvement in trade.

Smart subsidy implementation guide

The ‘Smart Subsidy’ Implementation Guide is a manual for those interested in implementing a market-oriented subsidy and learning from Sierra Leone’s Smart Subsidy Pilot. This pilot was designed as a proof of concept and the primary purpose was to test, adapt and learn.

Poultry farm guide

This guidebook was developed by multiple poultry experts and reflects learning from Sierra Leone. It is intended for small poultry farmers in Sierra Leone who want to increase farm productivity and profitability. The book offers detailed technical recommendations, including farm set-up, bird selection, bird rearing, feed management and record keeping.

Pitch Night: How to guide

Pitch Night provides budding entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone the opportunity to pitch their post-revenue business. At pitch night, entrepreneurs provide a holistic view of their businesses to a vibrant Sierra Leonean entrepreneur community – allowing them to market their businesses, solicit feedback and advice, and to form potential partnerships.

Business clinics guide for trainer and consultants

This document offers guidance on the design of an effective workshop and productive one-on-one consultations at Business Clinics. The Business Clinics platform is a collaborative space created for entrepreneurs and professional service providers consisting of a one-hour workshop on a business topic, followed by one-on-one consultations between business development services (BDS) providers and owners of small and growing businesses (SGB).

Business and COVID-19: Response framework and action mapping tool

Business Fights Poverty tool which maps businesses’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. This resource also provides links to download the Business Fights Poverty COVID-19 response framework and to watch videos about how businesses are acting to support the most vulnerable in their supply chains.

Topic: Business resilience, COVID-19
Sector: Other
Geographic Focus: International
Published by: Business Fights Poverty

COVID-19 business pivot challenge report

A report on OpenIDEO’s COVID-19 Business Pivot Challenge to better understand and support business adaptation in response to COVID-19. This report brings together the lived experience from the 700+ business owners, community leaders and entrepreneurs.

Topic: Business resilience, COVID-19
Sector: Other
Geographic Focus: International
Published by: OpenIDEO