Focus on peacekeeping and economic stabilisation
After the brutal civil war ended in 2002, Sierra Leone can increasingly point to successes in economic development and political stabilisation. However, the country is still transitioning to durable peaceful structures. As a result of the Ebola epidemic and the drop in prices for raw materials, economic output fell sharply in 2015, although the economy is now back on track for growth. Still, more than 50% of the population lives below the national poverty line. Young people lack opportunities, especially in rural areas. KfW therefore promotes job creation with the aim of establishing long-term structures for economic development. Sierra Leone was declared Ebola-free in March 2016.
KfW Development Bank
Phone: +49 69 74 31-42 60