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.

Sierra Leone Action Plan 2019-2021

This action plan, created by the Open Government Partnership and the Government of Sierra Leone, outlines the action the Sierra Leonean government will take to increase political transparency and engage citizens. The plan details eight commitments pledged by the Government of Sierra Leone to achieve five grand challenges: improving public services, increasing public integrity, more effective management of public resources, creating safer communities, and improving corporate accountability.

UNDP and Government of Rwanda deploy smart anti-epidemic robots to fight against COVID-19!

This article from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) discusses the UNDP Accelerator Lab partnership with the Rwandan Ministry of ICT and Innovation to acquire and deploy five smart anti-epidemic robots for use in two COVID-19 treatment centres and at the Kigali International Airport. The robots will support detection of COVID-19 cases among returning citizens, test patients, and provide other services in the hospitals.

COVID-19: Locking in solutions while in lockdown

A briefing paper produced by SOAS University on the relationship between lockdown strategies and governance constraints which can limit the emergency response to COVID-19. The paper focuses on corruption as a key constraint and proposes anti-corruption measures to overcome these barriers in the pandemic environment.

COVID-19 and smallholder producers’ access to markets

A research brief by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on how smallholder farmers can respond to a health crisis, drawing on lessons learnt from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

COVID-19: Repurposing Manufacturing to Address Medical-Equipment Shortages in Africa

A report by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change outlining the importance of re-purposing in the manufacturing industry in Africa in order to effectively respond to the COVID-19 crisis and answering the need for essential medical equipment.