Sierra Leone Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Sierra Leone
June 1, 2009
This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Sierra Leone and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Sierra Leone and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English that deal with Sierra Leone.
News and Highlights
Sierra Leone: Resident Representative’s Report on Seminar for Mayors/Chairmen of City/District Councils in Kenema
Sierra Leone and the International Monetary Fund-the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility 2006–2010
IMF Executive Directors completed the second review under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangement with Sierra Leone, extending the program, initially due to end in mid-2009, for another year. This note sketches the salient features of the current program between Sierra Leone and the International Monetary Fund
IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn says Africa will not be spared the consequences of the global crisis and that the significant gains many countries have made in recent years in the fight against poverty are now at risk
Sierra Leone and The IMF
Sierra Leone: Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Financing Assurances Review, and Requests for Augmentation of Access Under the Extended Credit Facility and Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone
March 24, 2015
Series: Country Report No. 15/76
March 24, 2015
The IMF Executive Board approves a loan and grant package for Sierra Leone to help the West African country counter an economic slump, engendered by the Ebola outbreak and a sharp drop in iron ore prices, that is stretching the country’s social protection system.
Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$114.63 Million in Financing and Debt Relief for Sierra Leone
Press Release: IMF Establishes a Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to Enhance Support for Eligible Low Income Countries Hit by Public Health Disasters
Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
The October 2014 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa anticipates continued strong growth in much of Sub-Saharan Africa, driven by efforts to invest in infrastructure and by strong agricultural production. However, the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone is exacting a heavy toll, with spillovers to neighboring countries. In addition, external threats to the region's overall positive outlook include global financial conditions and a slowdown in emerging market growth. Other topics are building resilience in fragile states and addressing the infrastructure deficit.
IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 26, 2014 opened the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Ebene, Mauritius, adding an important regional center to a global network of centers helping to develop countries' policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices.