Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Dec 16, 2016
Freetown, SIERRA LEONE

“Leaving nobody behind” is the very foundation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Therefore, we are happy to be working on this important initiative - which will make sure that more people in Sierra Leone have access to finance - together with the Bank of Sierra Leone
Sunil Saigal, Resident Coordinator, United Nations in Sierra Leone

Nov 29, 2016
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Bank of Sierra Leone launched the Digital Financial Services (DFS) Working Group, one of the six working groups under the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion 2017 – 2020 that will deliver on the digital delivery of financial services.  Chairing the maiden meeting of the DFS Working Group, Governor Dr Marah challenged the industry to use this platform to unlock the tremendous opportunity that DFS can bring to Sierra Leoneans who cannot access financial services and/or need capital for their businesses.  

Oct 07, 2016
Freetwon, SIERRA LEONE

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) sign an agreement in an effort to scale up WFP’s assistance to support the local economy in Sierra Leone through innovative cash-based transfers. The partnership will enable WFP to build a robust system for delivering cash transfers to the most vulnerable households.

Aug 11, 2016

This report stems from a comprehensive desk review of existing documentation and a range of in-depth interviews with stakeholders in the countries conducted by PHB Development and UNDP/UNCDF in March 2016. It aims to assist UNDP and UNCDF to develop country strategies, work plans and budgets for their digital finance activities in Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Apr 01, 2016
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West Africa

The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have completed the Digital Financial Services (DFS) diagnostics in the three West African fragile states Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, also Least Developed Countries, recovering from the impact of Ebola. 

Mar 17, 2016
Freetown, SIERRA LEONE

The Bank of Sierra Leone (BSL) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) International Growth Centre (IGC) has ended a three-day West African Sub-regional workshop on mobile financial services on Wednesday, March 16. 

Nov 19, 2015
Freetown, SIERRA LEONE

The Central Bank, Bank of Sierra Leone, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) launches the country’s first mobile money regulations to accelerate the delivery of financial services to the poor, including women and youth. 

Oct 28, 2015
New York, USA

As part of its financial inclusion work, UNCDF has unique experience in supporting payment digitization, including for salaries, pensions, and social benefits. This reduces inefficiencies and improves transparency.

Jun 24, 2014
Freetown, SIERRA-LEONE

Four new local governments have received support from UNDP and UNCDF to improve transparency and accountability of their tax administration and increase their internal revenue mobilization. The beneficiaries are Kambia, Western Area Rural, Bo and Bonthe District Councils. Support included setting up the fiscal cadaster system and providing equipment for the valuation offices. Equipment comprises an ICT package and a projector.

Mar 11, 2014
Kenema, SIERRA LEONE

On 19 February 2014, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development officially opened the District Refrigerated Room developed with support from UNDP/UNCDF under the Local Governance and Economic Development Joint-Programme (LGED-JP). This is the result of the new planning and budgeting systems introduced by UNDP/UNCDF: the Local Economic Development (LED) approach.