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  • Event

    Artisanal and small scale mining sector: Challenges and opportunities

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) is hosting a regional event on the challenges and opportunities for the artisanal and small scale mining sector at 8:30am on Tuesday, 24th September 2019 at the Sierra Lighthouse, Hotel, Aberdeen, Freetown, Sierra Leone . Artisanal and Small-scale mining continues to provide jobs and livelihood support to millions of people in many...

    24 September 2019

  • Blog post

    What can we learn from the market for skilled workers in Sierra Leone?

    Many developing countries focus on education to produce a productive workforce. Human capital models in economics support this. But what we can learn from the Sierra Leonean context is that a push for education and skills development is just one component on the supply side. Most of the world’s population, and therefore labour force, live in developing countries. Yet...

    20 Jun 2019 | Jamelia Harris

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Working with political parties to strengthen candidate selection processes in Sierra Leone

    In much of the world, political party leaders select candidates to run in the general election with little direct input from voters. This raises questions about representation and accountability: if given a say, would voters have chosen different candidates? Are selected candidates accountable to the voters they represent or the party leaders that select them? ...

    29 Mar 2019 | Katherine E. Casey, Abou Bakarr Kamara, Niccoló Meriggi

  • Data Item

    Data: Clientelism and state capacity: persistence and change in Sierra Leone and Colombia

    We use the colonial organization of chieftaincy in Sierra Leone to study the e↵ect of constraints on chiefs’ power on economic outcomes, citizens’ attitudes and social capital. A paramount chief must come from one of the ruling families originally recognized by British colonial authorities. Chiefs face fewer constraints and less political competition in chiefdoms with...

    1 Mar 2019

  • Event

    National AGOA Response Strategy Launch & Forum on Trade and Private Sector

    The Sierra Leone Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) in collaboration with the IGC are launching the National African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Response Strategy at an event on Tuesday, 12th February 2019 at the Golden Tulip (formerly Kimbima) Hotel, Aberdeen, starting at 8:30 am. Hon. Peter B. Konteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, will launch the AGOA...

    12 February 2019

  • Case Study: State

    Election debates to increase political accountability

    Our research has found that giving voters access to information can significantly improve their knowledge and increase democratic participation.

    15 Jan 2019

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone

    This event in Freetown on 24 July 2018 featured speakers Donald Kaberuka and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. It launched the Sierra Leone country case study "The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone" and discusses the findings of the LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission’s report "Escaping the fragility trap".

    10 Sep 2018

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The realities of cross-border trade between Sierra Leone and its neighbours

    It is increasingly recognised that Informal Cross Border Trade in Africa and in particular, the Mano River Union (MRU) countries is critical owing to its broader impact on the economies of these countries. This brief analyses the extent of informal cross-border trade, particularly in terms of the volume, value, direction, and composition of imports and exports in the...

    28 Aug 2018 | Isata Mahoi, Samuel Jibao, James Fomba Sandy

  • Event

    The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone

    This event launches the Sierra Leone country case study The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone and discusses the findings of the LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission's report Escaping the fragility trap.  It is anticipated that by 2030, about half of the world’s poor will be living in fragile states. Fragile societies are trapped in a...

    24 July 2018