Sierra Leone - Fiscal consolidation support programme (FCSP) (AFDB-P-SL-KA0-016)

  • Sierra Leone
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 14, 2019
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Sierra Leone
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.97 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Sep 8, 2020

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bak documents, FCSP's overarching goal is to spur fiscal consolidation in Sierra Leone through increased resource mobilization, pro-poor budget allocation (especially for basic and secondary schools, and girls education) and strengthened budget execution oversight. In other words, the program's aim is to support implementation of the public finance management (PFM), revenue management and transparency and public expenditures effectiveness and transparency. The measures supported by the PBO are expected to have a positive impact through increasing public expenditure in line with the NDP priorities and make progress towards economic growth and poverty reduction. More specifically, the program will support key reform measures in two areas aimed at (i) strengthening revenue administration, and (ii) improving effectiveness and transparency of expenditures management.

The Fiscal Consolidation Support Programme (FCSP) in Sierra Leone aims to support the stabilization of country's macroeconomic framework and enhance revenue mobilization and public expenditures management. FSCP is a programmatic budget support series spanning two years (2019-2020) intending at the consolidation of the country's fiscal stance to carry out reforms for strengthening budgeting processes efficiency and transparency; and promoting girl's education. The programme has two mutually complementary components in order to ensure the effectiveness of public action in terms of the public finance management of the country. These two components are: (i) Improving revenue mobilization and debt management; and (ii) strengthening public expenditure management efficiency and transparency. The total programme cost is UA 15.00 million. Its implementation will provide almost 24% of the financing needs for fiscal year 2019.

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