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  • Project

    Improving tax compliance in Freetown, Sierra Leone

    A pre-condition for sustained public service provision is the mobilisation of reliable tax revenues to pay for these public services, often referred to as fiscal capacity. There is extensive literature examining tax mobilisation and compliance in developed countries, where fiscal capacity is already high due to pre-existing norms around compliance. However, it has little to...

    4 Aug 2021 | Wilson Prichard

  • Event

    Sustainable futures: A conversation with Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr and Matthieu Teachout

    How can we promote a sustainable approach to growth that leaves no one behind? In the first video of our #SustainableGrowth interview series, Abou Bakarr Kamara (Country Economist for IGC Sierra Leone and Liberia) is joined by Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr (Mayor of the city of Freetown in Sierra Leone) and Matthieu Teachout (IGC Director of Policy and Research) in a conversation...

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Using network theory to promote adoption of new agricultural technologies in Sierra Leone

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) in Sierra Leone has identified livestock production as the second most important activity in their 5-year strategic plan and recognizes the central importance of maize as a feed crop for livestock. This policy brief suggests that to reap the desired benefits from any policy intervention, a value chain approach to...

    28 Jun 2021 | Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Effective monitoring to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Freetown

    Effective monitoring of schools is essential to ensure schools are safe environments for children and are delivering a minimum standard of education. Freetown City Council (FCC) has no school monitoring system in place; schools are not routinely supervised which is resulting in a lack of necessary oversight and accountability. The aim of this project is to collect...

    10 Jun 2021 | David Frank Johnson

  • Project

    Compliance, accountability, and the social contract: Studying the impacts of property tax reform in Sierra Leone

    Since the 1980s, growing interest in the potential benefits of decentralisation in the developing world reflect the potential to increase the efficiency and accountability of government operations. Yet, while there has been much attention to the potential benefits of decentralisation, results in practice have been much more mixed. A largely overlooked explanation is that...

    20 May 2021 | Wilson Prichard

  • 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 - Project Report

    United Nations COVID-19 socio-economic response plan for Sierra Leone

    The proposal that emerges from this UN Socio-economic Response Plan (SERP) aims at supporting the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lives and livelihoods, while also attempting to deal with pre-existing and underlying conditions in the social and economic framework of the country.

    23 Apr 2021 | Wilbourne Showers , Brian Ganson

  • Publication - Project Report

    Scoping study: Using network theory to promote adoption of new agricultural technologies in Sierra Leone

    This report overviews the key findings from a feasibility study conducted in Sierra Leone that tested one such proposed bundled intervention. Specifically, the bundled intervention that this report seeks to validate consists of three main activities: (i) rural electrification, (ii) access to productive farming technology, and (iii) extension services and improved market access.

    30 Mar 2021 | Kurtis Lockhart, Barbara Cardona, Anthea Piong

  • Project

    Scoping study: Using network theory to promote adoption of new agricultural technologies in Sierra Leone

    Despite substantial improvements in agricultural productivity across the world since the 1980s, productivity levels in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have not experienced similar increases. Such agricultural stagnation has significant implications for the majority of the sub-continent’s population who are engaged in smallholder farming, as agricultural development is integral...

    30 Mar 2021 | Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

  • Publication - Project Report

    Taxation and political participation in Sierra Leone

    25 Mar 2021 | Darin Christensen, Kevin Grieco