The Invest Salone Resource Bank brings together a collection of resources related to Invest Salone’s work to encourage investment, generate exports, create jobs and diversify four key sectors in Sierra Leone. Pooling resources produced by Invest Salone and external contributors, this tool will grow to provide a broad range of resources related to investing and doing business in Sierra Leone. Use the filters below to explore the resources by type, sector, topic and more.
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…
Addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on women and girls
This article from ACDI/VOCA explores how the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affects women and girls in developing countries, and threatens to derail the progress being made to close existing gender gaps.
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…
Sierra Leone launches online travel portal to manage passenger safety during the pandemic
This article outlines Sierra Leone’s official travel registration portal for passengers arriving at or departing from Freetown International Airport.
The future of work in Africa: The roles of skills, informality, and social protection in unleashing the promise of digital technologies for all
This article discusses a new World Bank report about how sub-Saharan African countries could benefit from well-harnessed technological adoption and how supportive policies and investments are needed to put lower-skilled…
What will higher education in Africa look like after COVID-19?
This article from the World Economic Forum discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the unpreparedness of many higher education institutions in Africa to migrate online and how they can…
The impact of COVID-19 on youth employment in sub-Saharan Africa: A roadmap for the mobile industry
This article from the GSMA outlines how the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified many of the challenges already facing youth employment in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
Massive online open courses see exponential growth during COVID-19 pandemic
This article from The Conversation outlines the surge since March in enrollments for massive open online classes (MOOC).
FAO launches the new COVID-19 response and recovery programme outlining seven key priority areas
The UN agency calls for a joint coordinated global response to support food and agriculture.
Tourism in Africa: Virtual safaris kick in as countries slowly open to tourists
This article from Africa Renewal outlines how Africa’s travel and tourism industry is innovating due to the COVID-19 pandemic, by starting virtual safaris online while also seeking support to recover.