Institutional Support for Capacity Building, Governance and Poverty Reduction

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Nov 2001
Signature Date 15 Jan 2002
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2005
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2004
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 959,457.29
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Institutional Support for Capacity Building, Governance and Poverty Reduction aims at supporting the Government in rebuilding some of the destroyed in the public sector and to cope with an appalling poverty situation. It's designed because the public sector has been seriously weakened and its ability to fulfill its mandates undermined as a result of the burning down of administrative buildings, theft of office equipment and departure of senior civil service staff. The project addresses immediate needs for strengthening budgeting, expenditure control, accounting, auditing, and reporting. In addition, it aims at increasing public sector productivity by reforming the civil service, reducing Government’s role as owner and operator of public enterprises through divestiture and public enterprise reform, supporting aid co-ordination and setting up institutional structures for the disbursement of donor program funds. The project comprises three components, namely: i) Capacity Building; ii) Governance; and iii) Poverty Reduction.

Project Objectives

The ultimate objective of the operation is to provide essential assistance to the Government and the people of Sierra Leone to rebuild their country, and to assist in reviving the economy to a sustainable growth track. The medium-term objectives are to restore and extend the ability of the public sector to formulate and conduct policies in a manner most appropriate to the enhancement of the well being of the population. The specific objectives of the project are: 1) improve transparency and accountability in the use of public sector resources; 2) enhance the legal and judicial capacity of the Attorney General’s Office and Ministry of Justice; 3) strengthen the capacity of the National Assembly; and 4) strengthen the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) process.


This project should benefit the Government and the people of Sierra Leone in several ways, among which to build capacity in strategic departments of the public sector, promote governance throughout key institutions and help develop a strategy to fight poverty. The civil service should be in a better position to deliver services relatively more efficiently. The project should further enhance and widely promote good governance and transparency in the use of scarce public sector resources.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Sierra Leone


IATI identifier 46002-P-SL-IE0-001
Last Update 11 Jul 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Sierra Leone