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The 2015 Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) was conducted at a time when the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic started to recede in Sierra Leone. Data was collected using smart phones between September and October 2015, at the end of the “lean season” when the rains are heavy and frequent, roads become inaccessible (limiting people’s ability to access markets) and food stocks become depleted.
The current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD or Ebola, in West Africa is the longest and largest Ebola outbreak to date. In addition to the direct impact of deaths and infection from Ebola, the outbreak is exacerbating already weak health systems and threatening to reverse progress made in recent years improving reproductive, maternal, neonatal, adolescent, and child health (RMNCAH) in Sierra Leone.
The Auditor General is mandated to audit all institutions that are funded from the Consolidated Revenue Fund, as per the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone and the Audit Service Act 2014.
Sierra Leone issues first “State of the Youth” report
With youth unemployment rate among the highest in West Africa, nation places young people at the centre of its development agenda
Freetown: 12 August, 2013 – Sierra Leone today launched its first ever “Status of the Youth” report, painting the most comprehensive situation update on youth employment, education, well-being and participation in the development process.
Food insecurity increases sharply during the lean season (June to August). During this period, 45% of the population, or 2.5 million people, do not access sufficient food.
Key Trends Since 2000
- Agricultural research and development (R&D) expenditures in Sierra Leone more than doubled between 2001 and 2009 in response to the end of a decade of civil war and efforts to reconstruct the country's agricultural R&D system. Despite this high increase, funding levels are still too low and irregular to allow for a timely and effective rehabilitation.
- The Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) was established in 2007 as the primary national agricultural research institute.
With Sierra Leone's destructive eleven-year conflict formally declared over in January 2002, the country is at last beginning the task of reconstruction, reconciliation and consolidation of peace. The challenge is enormous, as are the financial and human capacity constraints faced. However, with security and unhindered access to all parts of the country now enjoyed, government has joined with its international and national partners to make a concerted push towards recovery.