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