- The mining sector made real GDP growth leap from 6% in 2011 to 16.7% in 2012, with support from agriculture, services and construction; it is projected to stabilise in 2013 and 2014.
- Sierra Leone has risen eight places in the latest World Bank report, Doing Business (140th out of 185 countries) and ranks as one of the top reformers since 2005 in improving business regulation for domestic firms, property registration and “narrowing the distance to frontier”.
- The 2013 Human Development Index(HDI) ranks Sierra Leone at 0.336 on the Human Development Index, near the bottom (180th out of 187 countries), and below the regional average of 0.463.
Sierra Leone field office
African Development Bank Group
13 Lamina Sankoh Street
5th & 6th floor, Bishop Building
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Tel: (232) 76541328
Mr. Yero Baldeh, Resident Representative
|Area:||72,000 sq km|
|Total Population 2012:||6.1 Million|
|Urban Population 2012:||39.14%|
|Female Population 2012:||51.09%|
|GDP:||US$ 4.0 Billion|
|GNI Per Capita 2012:||US$ 340|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000):||37.00%|
|Human Development Index (rank / 187):||177|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1):||0.359|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2012):||UA 418.0 Million|