Content by Brian Ganson
Following the end of the civil war in 2003, the Liberian government focused on rebuilding state institutions, provision of basic services and infrastructure, ensuring good governance and rule of law, and reviving the economy among others. The economy had grown to 8.7% before it plummeted to 0.7% in 2014 due to the twin shocks of the fall in commodity prices and the...
Publication - Project Report
The proposal that emerges from this UN Socio-economic Response Plan (SERP) aims at supporting the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lives and livelihoods, while also attempting to deal with pre-existing and underlying conditions in the social and economic framework of the country.
Based on ongoing data collection to track the impact of the COVID-19 on lives and livelihood in Sierra Leone, it is clear that the pandemic has affected almost every sector of the economy and has threatened to reverse most of the gains made over the years. In view of this, the UN Country team in Sierra Leone, requested the IGC Sierra Leone country team to prepare a...
Publication - Country study
This country study, published by the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development, broadly surveys the socio-political dynamics of Sierra Leone through the lenses of legitimacy, capacity, security, the private sector, and resilience in order to understand the root causes of this historical and contemporary fragility. It draws from both secondary research...