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.

Lion Mountains: Case study on innovative rice packaging and marketing

SOBA partnered with Lion Mountains, a rice processing company, to trial innovative packaging and marketing tactics. This case study showcases how Lion Mountains successfully unlocked a new market for local rice through these innovations. The result was increased access and demand for quality, affordable, locally produced rice and a new, growing market for Sierra Leone rice farmers and traders.

Ebola in Sierra Leone: economic impact & recovery

The aim of this paper is to show how EVD has affected the Sierra Leonean economy and explores in more detail the different aspects of EVD’s economic impact. This paper also looks at research undertaken in four parts of the country in May 2015. This qualitative research was based on interviews and focus group discussions with small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME), farmer groups, government officials and other relevant organisations.

When a global virus meets local realities: Coronavirus (COVID-19) in West Africa

A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that takes stock of some of the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and outlines a number of policy implications to help support government action.

Multiple crises threatens to reverse the good crop harvests prospects in Africa

A report from AGRA which explores the invasion of desert locusts, civil conflicts in parts of the West African region, and the global outbreak of COVID-19, and how they pose a huge threat to Africa’s 2020 food security. Authors point out that the private sector has an important role in supporting governments, for example through the use of innovative e-commerce interventions to move health and food products from surplus regions to areas of need.