Posts tagged as: Sierra Leone


    Notice: Trying to get property 'post_title' of non-object in /home2/sbx82igc1/public_html/wp-content/plugins/publications-reader/publications-reader.php on line 1115
  • Blog post

    Responding to COVID-19 in fragile states: The case of Sierra Leone

    Lessons from the Ebola outbreak supported a prompt response. A financing gap undermines efforts, requiring adaptive coordination among stakeholders. Sierra Leone was the last country in the Mano River Union (MRU) basin to record a positive case of the COVID-19 virus, on 31 March 2020. As of 12 May, the country now has 338 (cumulative) confirmed cases, 72 recoveries, and 19...

    27 May 2020 | Abou Bakarr Kamara


  • Notice: Trying to get property 'post_title' of non-object in /home2/sbx82igc1/public_html/wp-content/plugins/publications-reader/publications-reader.php on line 1115
  • Blog post

    Freetown just implemented a new tax system that could quintuple revenue

    In the next few weeks, residents of Freetown are expecting to receive new property tax bills as part of a revamped and more progressive system. Approved as Sierra Leone was entering lockdown in mid-April, the revised arrangement places a greater onus on the richest and could increase the capital’s tax revenue five-fold. The new system has been in the works since Yvonne...

    26 May 2020 | Wilson Prichard, Abou Bakarr Kamara, Niccoló Meriggi


  • Notice: Trying to get property 'post_title' of non-object in /home2/sbx82igc1/public_html/wp-content/plugins/publications-reader/publications-reader.php on line 1115
  • Blog post

    Reforming property tax valuation in Sierra Leone

    Across sub-Saharan Africa, ineffective property valuation presents a serious hurdle to strengthening local property taxes. Between January and August 2019, the International Growth Centre (IGC) co-piloted a simplified approach to property valuation in Freetown, Sierra Leone, that combines both surface area and easily-observable characteristics to arrive at an estimate of...

    21 Feb 2020 | Kevin Grieco, Julian Michel, Derek Holliday


  • Notice: Trying to get property 'post_title' of non-object in /home2/sbx82igc1/public_html/wp-content/plugins/publications-reader/publications-reader.php on line 1115
  • Blog post

    What can we learn from the market for skilled workers in Sierra Leone?

    Many developing countries focus on education to produce a productive workforce. Human capital models in economics support this. But what we can learn from the Sierra Leonean context is that a push for education and skills development is just one component on the supply side. Most of the world’s population, and therefore labour force, live in developing countries. Yet...

    20 Jun 2019 | Jamelia Harris