Second Productivity and Transparency Support Credit (WB-P168259)

  • Sierra Leone
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 7, 2018
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Government of Sierra Leone
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Nov 5, 2018

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Project Description

The main objective of the project is to achieve sustainable and inclusive economic development by: (i) increasing productivity in selected economic sectors and (ii) improving transparency in selected government decision making processes.

The proposed operation is the second in a programmatic series of three operations to support the implementation of the Government’s priorities articulated in the “New Direction Manifesto” and the forthcoming PRSPIV (2019 – 2023). The proposed operation covers six policy areas namely: agriculture (including fisheries and land),
energy, education, extractives, public financial management (TSA and e-procurement), and asset disclosure. These areas are consistent with the Government’s “New Direction Manifesto”, the forthcoming PRSPIV (2019 – 2023) as well as the findings of the SCD (2018). The design of the series has incorporated lessons from previous development policy operations including the first operation under this series (PTSC-I). The program will focus on a limited number of transformational structural reforms necessary for boosting productivity, unlocking inclusive growth, and diversifying the economy. Transparency and accountability issues were mainstreamed into the framework for the main productive sectors as well as in education.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Kemoh Mansaray
Senior Economist

Republic of Sierra Leone
Jacob Jusu Saffa
Minister of Finance

Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security
Samking Koihnah Braima
Depurty Minister

Ministry of Energy
Alhaji Kanja Sesay

Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education
Alpha Timbo

Ministry of Fisheries
Josephus Mamie
Deputy Director

Anti-corruption Commision
Francis Ben Kelfala


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