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Adolescent pregnancy and child marriage in Sierra Leone are among the highest globally and has an impact on education outcomes

Economic Update

The latest economic analysis recommends investing in girls’ education and ending child marriage, as well as the cost of inaction.


Blog4Dev winner Samantha Howson proposes two, complimentary approaches to put an end child marriage.

Samantha Marie-Louise Oakes-Howson, Blog4Dev Sierra Leone winner.


Pierre Frank Laporte

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Gayle Martin

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In Depth

Coronavirus Sparks Recession

The latest economic analysis for the region predicts the pandemic could cost as much as $79 billion in output losses for 2020.

CPIA Africa

Africa’s poorest countries saw little to no progress on average in improving the quality of their policy and institutional frameworks in 2018.

IDA in Africa

With IDA’s help, hundreds of millions of people have escaped poverty—through the creation of jobs, access to clean water, schools, roads, nutrition, electricity, and more.

World Bank Africa Multimedia

Watch, listen and click through the latest videos, podcasts and slideshows highlighting the World Bank’s work in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Doing Business in Sierra Leone

The Doing Business report provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement. See where your country ranks.

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Main Office Contact
17 Spur Road
Freetown, Sierra Leone
For general information and inquiries
Moses Alex Kargbo
External Affairs Associate
+232 78 874600
For project-related issues and complaints