Poverty Reduction

  • Ebola Socio economic impactNov 14, 2014
    The report aims to consolidate existing analyses on the economic and social impact of the EVD. It provides a preliminary assessment of the first round economic and social impact of the EVD and will serve as reference document for all stakeholders, including government, development partners, NGOs and the private sector in the efforts to fight the Ebola Virus Disease.

  • Sierra Leone moves one place up the human development index but inequality and multidimensional poverty still very highSierra Leone moves one place up the human development index but inequality and multidimensional poverty still very highJul 25, 2014
    Sierra Leone has moved one place up in the latest Human Development Report from 184th to 183rd, a marginal increase but the highest increase among the Mano River Union (MRU) and G7+ countries but multidimensional poverty and inequality is among the highest in the world despite recent high economic growth according to the latest report launched in Tokyo and later in Freetown last week. The report states that while income poverty is 52.9%, 72.7% of Sierra Leoneans are multidimensional poor, among the highest in the world and comes amidst the potentially devastating Ebola health shock.

  • sl_status_ofthe_youth_report2012FINALsl_status_ofthe_youth_report2012FINALAug 12, 2013

  • UNDP Human Development Report 2013UNDP Human Development Report 2013Mar 14, 2013
    The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development. The Report identifies more than 40 countries in the developing world that have done better than had been expected in human development terms in recent decades, with their progress accelerating markedly over the past ten years. The Report analyzes the causes and consequences of these countries' achievements and the challenges that they face today and in the coming decades. Each of these countries has its own unique history and has chosen its own distinct development pathway. Yet they share important characteristics and face many of the same challenges. They are also increasingly interconnected and interdependent. The Report calls for far better representation of the South in global governance systems and points to potential new sources of financing within the South for essential public goods. With fresh analytical insights and clear proposals for policy reforms, the Report helps charts a course for people in all regions to face shared human development challenges together, fairly and effectively.

Our Work - Poverty Reduction

UNDP has been supporting the economic recovery of Sierra Leone since the end of its 11-year civil war. With the country now poised for major socio-economic transformation in a bid to realize its long-term vision of being a Middle- Income Country within the next 25 years and a net lender within 50 years, UNDP will continue to support Sierra Leone’s development agenda by promoting inclusive growth strategies that make real improvements in people’s lives, opening up their choices and opportunities.

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