Omotunde Johnson, IGC Sierra Leone Country Director, gave a presentation on the challenges facing Sierra Leone, along with Alimamy Bangura of the Economic Policy and Research Unit at the Ministry of Finance. This session was chaired by Dr Samura Kamara, Minister of Finance. The session described Sierra Leone’s development over the past 50 years and also focused on a set of current recommendations for Sierra Leone. In order to increase its growth rate, presenters said that Sierra Leone must focus on three factors: the investment level, the efficiency of investment, and technological change and innovation. Good economic governance is essential to the implementation of new policies, especially good leadership at all levels of society.