Sierrra Leone programme plan 2013

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Sierrra Leone programme plan 2013

05 June 2013

This is Concern Worldwide's 2013 programme plan for Sierra Leone.

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Sierra Leone continues to progress slowly against development indicators, ranking 180/187 in the 2011 HDI. Despite notable progress towards many MDGs, the country is not expected to attain the majority of them by 2015. Poverty is widespread and inequalities pervasive, especially gender. The country has remained politically stable, however, since the end of the civil war in 2002: it is hoped that Presidential, Parliamentary, Local Council and Mayoral elections in November 2012 will be conducted in a peaceful and democratic manner and that going forward into 2013 the post-election period will be characterised by continued commitment to enforcing sustainable development, transparency and accountability. The economy will continue to grow in 2013, especially on the back of increased mineral exports (incl. the iron ore mine in Tonkolili). The Government maintains cordial relationships with development partners and has created a conducive environment for organisations, such as Concern, to influence national policies and development practices. Drafting of Sierra Leone’s third national Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) has commenced and the Government are engaging with key stakeholders for input. While achievements, such as improved access to primary school education, maternal and child healthcare, supply of electricity and ongoing construction of high volume roads have been made, development progress is slow (especially impact on the most poor/vulnerable) and there is little indication that PRSP III will depart hugely from the 4 key pillars of PRSP II (2008-2012): enhancing national electricity, developing the national transportation network, increasing agricultural productivity, sustaining human development (notably in healthcare, education, water and sanitation).

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Sierrra Leone programme plan 2013

This is Concern Worldwide's 2013 programme plan for Sierra Leone.