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PRESS RELEASE

Centre for Policy Studies Partners with World Bank to Conduct Client Survey

March 1, 2013

FREETOWN, 1 March 2013 - The Centre for Policy Studies at the University of Sierra Leone announced today that it has agreed to undertake a client survey on behalf of the World Bank.  The survey will identify the development aspirations of Sierra Leoneans and the role the World Bank can play in supporting them. Additionally the survey will also assess various stakeholders’ perceptions of the World Bank’s performance in Sierra Leone over the last three years.  The survey will be distributed to nearly 1,000 key respondents in national and local government, civil society, academic institutions, and the media. 

The survey will be launched on 4th March 2013 and is expected to last three weeks.  Results of the survey will be analyzed and used by the World Bank in producing its Country Assistance Strategy which will be aligned to the priorities of the Government of Sierra Leone as set out in its Poverty Reduction Paper III.

Acting Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, Dr. Michael Kargbo, commented positively on the project, saying “CPS is very pleased to be partnering with the World Bank on this important project.  We are sure that the feedback provided by such a wide range of stakeholders will be a source of valuable information for the Bank as it plans its future work with Sierra Leone.”