When schools in Sierra Leone closed last March, the Government was more ready than many to respond. With the school closures due to the Ebola epidemic all too recent a memory, the Ministry of…

Lee Crawfurd, David Evans, Marcela Gutierrez Bernal, Susannah Hares, Robert Sam-Kpakra, Justin Sandefur, Mari Shojo |

If you paid some of the highest electricity tariffs in the world, you would expect some of the most reliable electricity services. Unfortunately, this logic does not hold in West Africa, where…

Mustafa Zakir Hussain |

The Western and Central Africa (WCA) region is home to an estimated half a billion people and more than 40% of the population is under the age of 15, as shown by the data from the United Nations…

Ekua Nuama Bentil, Yoko Nagashima, Himdat Bayusuf, Jamil Salmi, Assane Dieng, Venkatesh Sundararaman |

In 2014, the Ebola crisis hit Sierra Leone. A country of only 6.2 million people had more than 14,000 cases and lost close to 4,000 lives to this deadly disease. Ebola caused deep economic and…

Marcela Gutierrez Bernal, Mariama Wurie |

Sierra Leone is, unfortunately, no stranger to frequent and sometimes devastating shocks. Just six years ago, the country became embroiled in the battle against the deadly Ebola outbreak, which…

Thomas Vaughan Bowen |

The World Bank has been working closely with Sierra Leone to improve urban mobility. Part of this involves giving local students the skills and resources they need to become the transport leaders…

Xavier Espinet, Fatima Arroyo Arroyo |

December 12 marks the International Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. This year’s theme “protect everyone” cannot be more relevant amidst the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Toomas Palu, Kazumi Inden |

The mayors were united in their absolute determination to turn a crisis into an opportunity for a green and resilient transformation of their cities, whilst also creating jobs.

Mari Elka Pangestu |