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Sierra Leone Economic Outlook

  • The economy recovered from the after effects of the Ebola epidemic, growing by 4.3% in 2016 from -21.1% the year before.
  • The country has introduced austerity measures in the 2017 budget, and is clearly moving towards a more restrictive trade regime by introducing new tariffs.
  • To overcome the difficulty of accessing credit for SMEs, the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (2017-20) was launched in late 2016.

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Key Facts

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Capital: Freetown
Area: 72,000 sq km
Total Population 2017: 6.7 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 4.1 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 630
Inflation Rate: 10.51%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 34.40%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 179
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.420
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 478.5 Million

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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

West Africa Region

Mr. M. Janvier LITSE, Director West Africa Region

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

TEL. : (+225) 20 26 40 47