IDA Grant: US$4 million equivalent
Project ID: P099357
Project Description: The objective of the Mining Technical Assistance Project is to improve the management and regulation of the mining sector in Sierra Leone. The project will help implement the country’s mineral sector reform by strengthening the Government’s capacity to improve management and regulation of the mining sector within the framework of other donor assistance in the sector.
This will be achieved by financing: (i) improvement of the regulatory regime for mining through preparation of environmental and social regulations and frameworks, as well as regulations for underground mining and precious minerals and diamonds trading; (ii) capacity building for the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Political Affairs to manage and promote geological data, develop selected mining areas rehabilitation plans, and improve administrative capacity; (iii) the provision of temporary salary support to the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Political Affairs and prospective National Minerals Agency to sustain their human resource base; and (iv) project management.