Herbert M’cleod

Herbert M’cleod was formerly Country Director for IGC Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Herbert was an advisor to the Government of Sierra Leone in its transition from post-conflict to normal development and at the forefront of efforts to ensure the application of human rights in the operations of the extractive industry. His career spanned 35 years of development work in fragile countries for the United Nations Development Programme. He passed away in May 2022.

Content by Herbert M'cleod
  • Publication - Project Report

    Promoting trade and investment in Sierra Leone

    This report seeks to review and analyse some of the issues related to Sierra Leone's economy with a view to promoting trade and inclusive growth.

    20 May 2021 | Philip English, Abou Bakarr Kamara, Herbert M'cleod, Wilbourne Showers

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Tracking the economic consequences of COVID-19

    2 Jul 2020 | Niccoló Meriggi, Macartan Humphreys, Abou Bakarr Kamara, Matthew Krupoff , Madison Levine, Herbert M'cleod, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Wilson Prichard, Ashwini Shridhar, Peter van der Windt, Maarten Voors

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Tracking the economic consequences and responses to COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

    29 May 2020 | Niccoló Meriggi, Abou Bakarr Kamara, Macartan Humphreys, Herbert M'cleod, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Wilson Prichard, Peter van der Windt, Maarten Voors, Matthew Krupoff , Madison Levine, Ashwini Shridhar

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Priorities for mineral-led industrialisation in Rwanda

    Rwandan officials outside the mining sector need to become more actively involved with the new Mining Policy for its effective implementation. Minerals based industrialisation may not necessarily follow the pathways defined so far by the African Mining Vision (AMV, 2009) but still achieve its wider goals. A full diagnosis of the artisanal and small mines...

    11 Oct 2019 | Herbert M'cleod

  • Project

    Support to the Rwanda Mining Board in revising the Mining Policy and Strategy

    Rwanda, like most mineral-exporting countries in sub-Saharan Africa, exports minerals in semi-processed concentrate form. Although contributing 11 per cent of foreign exchange, mining activities have existed as an enclave, disconnected from the wider economy. There is a widespread perception among senior Rwandan government officials that the mining sector performs below...

    16 Aug 2019 | Herbert M'cleod, Michael Biryabarema

  • Publication - Country study

    The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone

    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...

    18 Apr 2018 | Herbert M'cleod, Brian Ganson

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Growth Week 2016: Barriers to Growth

    World-leading researchers and policymakers (including Richard Newfarmer, Herbert M'cleod, Mohammad Qayoumi, Mbui Wagacha, Chinmaya Kumar, Eric Verhoogen, Irfan Qureshi, Ijaz Nabi, Tony Addison, Peter Biar Ajak, Nana Dwamena) outline what the major barriers to growth are in developing countries. Filmed at #GrowthWeek 2016. Produced by Econ Films.

    8 Jun 2016

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Barriers to Growth (video): Herbert M'cleod

    8 Jun 2016

  • Blog post

    How bad data fed the Ebola epidemic

    Misleading reports, speculation and poor projections from international agencies, government ministries and the media about the Ebola outbreak have exacerbated the problem

    5 Mar 2015 | Rachel Glennerster, Tavneet Suri, Herbert M'cleod

  • Blog post

    Sustainable development and iron ore production in Sierra Leone: The next 50 years

    West Africa is being described as iron ore’s new frontier, with deposits that could lead the region to account for about 10% of the world’s supply. Indeed, if current plans materialise and world demand remains firm, the region will be exporting at least 500 million tons per annum in the next five to seven years, yielding considerable revenues to governments for...

    9 Dec 2013 | Herbert M'cleod