Sierra Leone Market Profile

November 19, 2014 - 9:15am from Development Impact - News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation
This is the fifth in our series of job market posts this year.  Once known as the “Safe Haven” of Western Africa, because of its long-standing political stability and economic success, Côte d’Ivoire plunged in a decade-long vicious circle of political violence after a coup d’état in December 1999. The level and scope of violence reached its peak in September 2002 when a coalition of three rebel movements, known as the Forces Nouvelles de Côte d’Ivoire ...
November 16, 2014 - 8:45pm from Microfinance Africa
The Sierra Leone Association of Microfinance Institutions (SLAMFI) has met with the Bank Governor of Sierra Leone Mr. Momodu Kargbo to discuss possible ways of improving Micro financial institutions in the country. The aim of the visit was to appraise the Bank of Sierra Leone on their existence but more importantly to seek support and cooperation in developing the microfinance sector. According to the president of Sierra Leone Association of Microfinance Institutions (SLAMFI) Mr. ...
November 14, 2014 - 7:15pm from Innovations for Poverty Action Blog
  Watanic Jabateh, an enumerator for IPA in Liberia, died on October 9, 2014. She was 25.   Jabateh began working as an enumerator for IPA-Liberia in July 2013. She helped gather data from some 3,000 out-of school youth in urban Monrovia on a project called Promoting Sustainable Partnerships for Economic Transformation, or PROSPECTS. The data will enable researchers to evaluate the impact of a cash-for-work program and ...
November 14, 2014 - 5:18pm from Google news - microfinance
Sierra Leone News : Micro-Finance Institutions Engages Bank Governor on ...Awareness TimesThe Sierra Leone Association of Microfinance Institutions (SLAMFI) has met with the Bank Governor of ...
November 14, 2014 - 12:15pm from Google news - microfinance
Sierra Leone News: Microfinance Institutions engage BankAwokoMembers of the SLAMFI with the Governor of the BSL after the meeting The Sierra Leone Association of ...
November 13, 2014 - 6:00pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Measles deaths have gone up, not down, in the last year. Progress towards elimination of the disease that kills and disables thousands of children has stopped in its tracks as funding has been cut back in the global recessionProgress against the elimination of measles has stalled, the World Health Organisation is warning. The number of deaths from the viral disease actually rose in the last year - from an estimated 122,000 in 2012 to 145,700 ...
October 24, 2014 - 6:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
During a recent telephone conversation with my aunt, who lives in Liberia, I could hear trepidation in her voice for the first time. At the same time, though, she remained typically stoic, her faith in God unshakable after surviving two armed insurgencies. “They are saying on the radio that before January [2015] thousands of us will die,” said Auntie Arinah. “This thing ...
October 23, 2014 - 7:30pm from GiveWell Blog
Should you donate to efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in west Africa? With hundreds of millions of dollars coming in from other donors, will your donation make a difference? How does this compare to giving to GiveWell’s top charities? These are difficult ...
October 17, 2014 - 6:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
If I asked you to name the most important things we need in order to tackle the Ebola outbreak, I bet “bureaucrats” would come pretty far down your list. Doctors, nurses, beds, protective equipment, public information campaigns, diagnostic labs and many more would all spring to mind before the bureaucrat. But without bureaucrats and bureaucracy, we won’t beat ...
October 14, 2014 - 6:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
When we consider the impact of the Ebola outbreak, our thoughts turn to the things we can quantify: the number of victims, deaths, survivors, orphans. With the death toll in west Africa at 4,033 and rising, the world has finally comprehended the sheer scale of the crisis. The ...
September 24, 2014 - 9:44am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
There is a divide in Liberia, keeping the healthy and privileged from the sick and needy. But I could not help crossing itEbola in Sierra Leone: battling sadness, fear and disgust on the frontlineAne Bjøru Fjeldsæter is a 31-year-old psychologist from Trondheim, Norway. After working for Médecins sans Frontières in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, from ...
September 18, 2014 - 2:41pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Communications Associate, CFI #455324220 / gettyimages.com New World Bank analysis indicates that along with the already devastating loss of life, the Ebola outbreak could cause “potentially catastrophic” ...
September 5, 2014 - 4:34pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Center Staff This edition of top picks features posts highlighting discussions at the 17th Microcredit Summit, how the Ebola crisis is affecting microfinance in West Africa, and new statistics on the continued growth of the mobile money industry worldwide. The 17th Microcredit Summit, this year’s iteration of the Microcredit Summit Campaign’s annual conference, is underway this week in Merida, Mexico. For those of us not in attendance, the Campaign is ...
August 27, 2014 - 5:03am from MicroCapital
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-investment arm of the US-based World Bank Group, recently announced that it will enter into an advisory services agreement with Airtel Zambia, a subsidiary of the Indian telecommunications company Bharti Airtel. Under the agreement, Airtel Zambia will receive advisory services valued at USD 1 million from IFC over a period of three years. The aim of the advisory project is to increase access to mobile financial services in ...
August 22, 2014 - 9:32am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
We dodged bullets during the war, now Ebola is going to kill us? my aunt asked me in distress one evening in mid-July, as we sat commiserating at my house on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberias capital.Back then, Ebola seemed like a looming threat in the way that armed conflict had 15 years earlier. But by the end of the month, the Liberian government had
August 15, 2014 - 6:11pm from BRAC Blog
As The New York Times reported this week, the current Ebola epidemic in West Africa will soon eclipse all other previous outbreaks combined in terms of death toll.
August 13, 2014 - 11:25am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
In June and July approximately 5,000 women and children in Sierra Leone died of diseases. The vast majority of these deaths were avoidable. For women and children in Sierra Leone, June and July were just like any other month: unnecessarily dangerous and ...
July 17, 2014 - 10:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter is a 31-year-old psychologist from Trondheim, Norway. For the past month, she has been working for Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, helping to fight
July 16, 2014 - 1:22pm from BRAC Blog
When you first meet Jackie, it is difficult not be to be taken by her charm. She sat opposite me in her calm, collected, yet casual poise, occasionally breaking out in laughter.  But she still managed to exhibit a stern resolution as we discussed what it meant to part of BRAC’s first batch of international young professionals. Jackie crosses the street in Barisal during one of her ...
July 8, 2014 - 10:29am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
The role of the international community in current crises in the Central African Republic and northern Nigeria may be mired in confusion, but it can do something about the Ebola epidemic in west Africa.The outbreak of the virus, which started in Guinea and has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, is the