Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Economic Outlook

  • Prior to the Ebola (EVD) outbreak of May 2014, considerable progress had been made since the end of the civil conflict but the economic outlook in the medium term is now unfavourable.
  • Economic growth is expected to slow to 6.0% in 2014 as an effect of Ebola (against an 11.3% projection) and it is projected to go as low as -2.5% in 2015 before reaching 2.8% in 2016.
  • The rural/urban population breakdown was 61.6% rural to 38.4% urban in 2010 with Freetown accounting for 40% of the urban population and regional development forming part of the country’s Agenda for Prosperity (A4P).


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

Department West Africa Region

Mr. Franck Perrault, Director West Africa Region

African Development Bank Group
24ème  Etage, Immeuble  CCIA, Plateau
01 Boite Postale 1387 Abidjan 01
Côte d’Ivoire

Phone: (+225) 20 20 40 46

Key Facts

Capital: Freetown
Area: 72,000 sq km
Total Population 2015: 6.1 Million
Urban Population 2015: 39.98%
Female Population 2015: 50.35%
GDP: US$ 5.1 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 580
Inflation Rate: 9.87%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 36.58%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 177
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.359
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2015): UA 468.1 Million

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