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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. Specifically, the paper discusses:
- The challenges of diversification;
- Misconception of the concept of value-addition;
- Disadvantages of export taxes and prohibition; and
- The importance of foreign investment and its associated controversies.
The analysis is based on a review of the literature and a series of consultations (bilateral and group) with key stakeholders (policymakers, private sector and civil society organisations).