The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This paper examines Sierra Leone's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). Sierra Leone's PRSP considers a number of short- to medium-term challenges that should not only impact immediately on the living conditions of people but also lay solid foundations for addressing the long-term causes of conflict and poverty. These have been identified through extensive national consultations. In addition, the PRSP also considers a number of short-term challenges that need to be met immediately.