Second Productivity and Transparency Support Credit (WB-P168259)

  • Sierra Leone
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Dec 7, 2018
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
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 30.00 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 @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Nov 5, 2018

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Project Description
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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
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Contact Information
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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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