Herbert M’cleod

Herbert M’cleod is the Country Director for IGC Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Herbert has been 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 prior career spans 35 years of development work in fragile countries for the United Nations Development Program.

Content by 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

  • 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 percent 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 its...

    8 Jan 2019 | Michael Biryabarema, Herbert M'cleod

  • 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