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.

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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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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