Showing all Projects in Sierra Leone

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Electrifying growth in Sierra Leone: Energy access for productive use

    In Sierra Leone, just 26% of the total population and only 6% of the rural population have access to electricity. Without electricity, 83% of rural households cook mainly using wood, resulting in deforestation, and health centres and schools not functioning effectively and efficiently. Researchers are working with the United Nations Office for Project Service and...

    10 Mar 2021 | Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Kevin Grieco, Niccoló Meriggi, Maarten Voors, Alex Gilchrist

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    Preparation of COVID-19 response and recovery plan for the UN (Sierra Leone) country team

    Based on ongoing data collection to track the impact of the COVID-19 on lives and livelihood in Sierra Leone, it is clear that the pandemic has affected almost every sector of the economy and has threatened to reverse most of the gains made over the years. In view of this, the UN Country team in Sierra Leone, requested the IGC Sierra Leone country team to prepare a...

    1 Sep 2020 | Wilbourne Showers , Brian Ganson

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    Tracking the economic consequences and response to COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

    This project implements a phone survey to capture the economic impact of COVID-19 and policy responses in Sierra Leone. The objectives of the survey are: To get a quick assessment of the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 crisis in Sierra Leone. To track the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 crisis over the next 6 months To possibly evaluate...

    13 May 2020 | Macartan Humphreys, Wilson Prichard, Maarten Voors, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Peter van der Windt, Abou Bakarr Kamara, Niccoló Meriggi

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    Brighter communities, safer cities

    Security provision is a fundamental service of the state. Personal and property security are necessary conditions for attracting local and foreign investment to drive economic growth. In Sierra Leone - where police lack the resources, capacity, and political legitimacy to provide community-level security - state and civil society actors combine to provide community...

    6 Dec 2019 | Daniel Posner, Kevin Grieco

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    Chiefdom Land Committees and reducing insecurity over land tenure in rural Sierra Leone

    What has been the effect of Chiefdom Land Committees at providing access to more secure land tenure for the rural poor, and at preventing and resolving disputes over land? The 2004 political decentralisation process made provision for an elected local council member to be a member of the chiefdom land committees, which hitherto, had been dominated by people handpicked by...

    21 Nov 2019 | Henry Musa Kpaka

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    Empowerment and livelihood for adolescents in Sierra Leone

    Adolescence is a pivotal time for girls, it is a critical stage to create pathways for healthy and productive adulthoods. However, adolescent girls face unique barriers that restrict their horizons. This includes concurrent labour market, fertility decisions, and limited access to formal education. These considerations were at the core of our evaluation of the Empowerment...

    1 Aug 2019 | Oriana Bandiera, Niklas Buehren, Markus Goldstein, Imran Rasul, Andrea Smurra

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

    Globally there has been a push towards improved access to basic schooling. Over the past three decades across Africa, although the percentage of primary-aged children out-of-school has been halved, they are not learning (World Bank Education Statistics, 2017). The World Bank calls this ‘the global learning crisis’. In Sierra Leone, 96% of young women who have...

    22 Jul 2019 | David Frank Johnson