The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone

Case study State and State Fragility initiative

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 and primary source interviews.