Our Projects

Poverty Reduction

  • Local Governance and Economic Development Joint Programme

    The Local Governance and Economic Development Joint Programme (LGED-JP) seeks to improve the socio-economic well-being of Sierra Leoneans at the local level. Building on the Government of Sierra Leone’s Decentralisation Policy, Local Economic Development (LED) programming supports local wealth creation, increased employment opportunities and improved economic productivity and service delivery.

  • Private Sector Development

    The Private Sector Development Project supports Sierra Leone’s efforts to improve the country's investment climate, generate more foreign and local investment and build Government capacity to enter into sustainable and beneficial Public-Private Partnerships.

  • Sierra Leone Agri-Business Initiative

    The Sierra Leone Agri-Business Initiative (SABI) Project, modeled after the SONGHAI Centre in Benin, seeks to transform the agricultural value chain, boost the attractiveness of the agricultural sector to youth entrepreneurs in urban and rural communities and create greater employment opportunities nationwide. The SABI model integrates training and technological innovations with production, mechanization, agro-processing, marketing, recycling, value chain improvement and related services.

  • Youth Empowerment and Employment Programme

    The Youth Employment and Empowerment Programme (YEEP), initiated in 2011, builds on UNDP’s extensive post-war experience supporting the recovery of Sierra Leone’s youth. It is designed to strengthen national policy, strategy and coordination for youth employment and seeks to provide basic support services for youth across the country, including business development and career advice and guidance.

Democratic Governance

  • Constitutional Review Project

    The Sierra Leone Constitutional Review Project (2013-2015) managed by UNDP and implemented in close cooperation with the Constitutional Review Committee and Office of Attorney General seeks to help build the capacity of the Constitutional Review Committee to expertly lead an inclusive, transparent, participatory and peaceful process of constitutional reform.

  • Improving the Rule of Law and Access to Justice Programme

    The Access to Justice Programme builds the capacity of national institutions through the training of Police Prosecutors, Family Support Unit of the Sierra Leone Police and members of the Judiciary. In addition, the Programme involves the development and delivery of knowledge products, community outreach and legal awareness programmes, support to advocacy for law reform and the provision of support services to victims of sexual violence.

  • Support to Public Sector Reform

    The Public Sector Reform Programme, launched in 2009, seeks to strengthen the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in public service in order to deliver quality service to the people, especially the poor and vulnerable. The overall objective of the Programme is to establish a leaner, performance-oriented, well-motivated, modern and efficient civil service that supports national development by delivering high quality services to its clients in a timely, transparent and cost-effective manner.

  • Support to the Electoral Cycle in Sierra Leone

    The Support to the Electoral Cycle Cycle Programme is managed by UNDP and implemented in close cooperation with UNIPSIL, and receives support from its Elections Basket Fund partners including the European Commission (EC), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Government of Ireland, the Government of Germany and the UN Peacebuilding Fund. The Programme aims to further strengthen the technical capacity of Electoral Management Bodies to administer credible elections and improve public participation and confidence in the electoral process through the Support to Electoral Cycle in Sierra Leone Programme.

  • Support to Sierra Leone Parliament

    Support to the Parliament continues to be a key component of the UNDP Governance Portfolio towards sustainable peace and state-building, and notably to support it to more effectively fulfil its oversight function and discourage party division and violence between political parties.

Environment and Energy

  • Preventive Development

    The Preventive Development Project will support the Government’s priorities on land tenure and management, Natural Resource Governance, management of the extractives industry, sustainable energy, climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction through institutional reforms and strengthening, policy development and enforcement as well as capacity building and the inclusion of women in environmental decision-making at all levels of governance.

  • Building the Adaptive Capacity of Water Supply Services to Climate Change in Sierra Leone

    The Building the Adaptive Capacity of Water Supply Services to Climate Change in Sierra Leone Project seeks to enhance the abilities of key decision-makers in the public and private sectors involved in water provision to plan for and respond to climate change risks.

  • Energy Efficient Production and Utilisation of Charcoal through Innovative Technologies and Private Sector Involvement

    The Energy Efficient Production and Utilisation of Charcoal through Innovative Technologies and Private Sector Involvement Project seeks to complement the Sierra Leone National Energy Policy and Sierra Leone National Energy Strategic Plan, established by the Government in September 2009, and ensure the provision of and access to modern energy services for improving economic growth, productivity, wealth creation and the quality of life for all Sierra Leoneans.

Contact UNDP in Sierra Leone
Abdul Karim Bah
Communications Analyst
Phone: + 232 33 167 428
Email: abdul-karim.bah@undp.org
Latest UNDP Sierra Leone Report
UNDP Sierra Leone 2011 Annual Report

This 2011 Annual Report highlights the results attained by UNDP Sierra Leone, in partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone, UN, development partners and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). The results achieved contribute to the achievement of national development priorities as set out in the Agenda for Change and the Millennium Development Goals.

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