Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Economic Outlook

  • 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

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 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
Inflation Rate: 11.60%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 37.00%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 177
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.359
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2012): UA 418.0 Million

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