FURTHER INFORMATION

KEY GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE MINISTRIES, DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

Anti-Corruption Commission (http://www.anticorruption.gov.sl/)

Bank of Sierra Leone (https://www.bsl.gov.sl/)

Financial Intelligence Unit (http://www.fiu.gov.sl/)

Ministry of Agriculture (http://maffs.gov.sl/)

Ministry of Energy (http://www.energy.gov.sl/)

Ministry of Finance (http://mofed.gov.sl/)

Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (https://slminerals.org/)

Ministry of Trade and Industry (http://www.trade.gov.sl/)

National Minerals Agency (http://nma.gov.sl/)

National Revenue Authority (http://www.nra.gov.sl/)

National Telecommunications Commission (http://www.natcom.gov.sl/)

Office of the Administrator and Registrar General (http://www.oarg.gov.sl/)

Public Private Partnership Unit (http://ppp.gov.sl/)

Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (http://www.sliepa.org/)

Sierra Leone Ports Authority (http://slpa.sl/slpa/)

 

Links to key reports and country profiles from GoSL, international agencies and civil society organisations

GoSL (2013) Agenda for Prosperity: Road to Middle Income Status (http://www.undp.org/content/dam/sierraleone/docs/projectdocuments/povreduction/undp_sle_The%20Agenda%20for%20Prosperity%20.pdf)

IMF, Sierra Leone Profile (http://www.imf.org/external/country/sle/)

World Bank, Sierra Leone Profile (http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/sierraleone)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Sierra Leone Profile (http://www.fao.org/countryprofiles/index/en/?iso3=SLE)

GoSL (2015), National Ebola Recovery Strategy (https://ebolaresponse.un.org/sites/default/files/sierra_leone_-_national_recovery_strategy_2015-2017.pdf)

Transparency International (2014) Corruptions Perceptions Index (http://www.transparency.org/country#SLE)

UNCTAD (2010) Investment Policy Review, Sierra Leone (http://unctad.org/en/docs/diaepcb200914_en.pdf)

UNDP (2012) National Energy Profile of Sierra Leone (http://www.undp.org/content/dam/sierraleone/docs/focusareadocs/undp_sle_energyprofile.pdf)

UNEP-DHI Centre for Water and Environment (April 2009) Roadmaps for Water Management in West Africa (http://www.unepdhi.org/upload/unepdhi/UNEP_DHI_casebook_print_nomarks.pdf)

World Trade Organisation (26 August 2014) Trade Policy Review, Report by the Secretariat, Sierra Leone (https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tpr_e/tp_rep_e.htm)

 

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

A4P

Agenda for Prosperity

ACC

Anti-Corruption Commission

Advisory Board

Sierra Leone Minerals Advisory Board

AfDB

African Development Bank

AML

Anti-Money Laundering

ARIPO

African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation

ASYCUDA

Automated System for Customs Data

BITs

bilateral investment treaties

CBAs

collective bargaining agreements

CCS

carbon credit scheme

CET

common external tariff

Commission

Sierra Leone Human Rights Commission

Companies Act

Companies Act 2009

CPI

Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index

CRA

Credit Reference Act 2011

CSR

Corporate Social Responsibility

DFID

UK Department for International Development

ECOWAN

ECOWAS fibre optic network

ECOWAS

Economic Community of West African States

EDSA

Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority

EGTC

Electricity Generation and Transmission Company

EITI

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Act

Environmental Protection Agency Act 2008

ETLS

ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme

EU

European Union

EWRC

Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission

FDI

Foreign direct investment

FIU

Financial Intelligence Unit

FTCC

Fast Track Commercial Court

GATS

General Agreement on Trade in Services

GoSL

GVWC

Government of Sierra Leone

Guma Valley Water Company

HFO

heavy fuel oil

ICC

International Chamber of Commerce

ICSID Convention

Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States

IDEA (UK)

International Development Enterprise Associates (UK)

IFC

International Finance Corporation

IGMS

 

International Gateway Monitoring SystemIMF

International Monetary Fund

IPA

Investment Promotion Act 2004

IPPs

independent power producers

JSRSIP III

Justice Sector Reform Strategy and Investment Policy for 2015-2018

LCA

Local Content Agency Act 2016

LCIA

London Court of International Arbitration

LFS

labour force survey

MDAs

Ministries, Departments and Agencies

MFN

most-favoured-nation

Mines Act

Mines and Minerals Act 2009

Minister of Mines

Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources

MRU

Mano River Union

NASSIT

National Social Security and Insurance Trust

NATCOM

National Telecommunications Commission

NGOs

non-governmental organisations

NCP

National Commission for Privatisation

NERS

National Ebola Recovery Strategy

New York Convention

New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

NLP

National Land Policy

NMA

National Minerals Agency

NP

Sierra Leone National Petroleum Company Ltd

NPAA

National Protection Area Authority

NPPA

National Public Procurement Authority

NRA

National Revenue Authority

NWSP

National Water and Sanitation Policy

OARG

Office of the Administrator and Registrar General

OIC

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

PCT

Patent Cooperation Treaty

Petroleum Act

Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act 2011

Platform

National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

Polishing Act

Diamond Cutting and Polishing Act 2007

PPP

public private partnership

PPP Unit

Public Private Partnership Unit

QE2

Queen Elizabeth II

RMFA

Road Maintenance Fund Administration

SEZ

Special Economic Zone

SLIEPA

Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency

SLNC

Sierra Leone National Carrier

SLNC Act

Sierra Leone National Carrier Ratification Agreement Act of 2012

SLNSC

Sierra Leone National Shipping Company

SLPA

Sierra Leone Ports Authority

SLRA

Sierra Leone Road Authority

SLWC

Sierra Leone Water Company

SMEs

small and medium enterprises

SMESL

Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Sierra Leone

TRIPS

World Trade Organisation Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

UNCITRAL

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

UK

United Kingdom

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

US

United States

WAPP

West African Power Pool

WASH

water, sanitation and hygiene

WCA

Wildlife Conservation Act 1972

WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organisation

WTO

World Trade Organisation