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) Preparation Status Report. The government of Sierra Leone submitted its last PRSP preparation status report to the Executive Boards of the IMF and the World Bank in June 2003. However, the projected completion date of December 2003 was missed owing to continuing administrative and technical difficulties as well as delays in accessing technical and financial assistance from key partners. A draft PRSP has been prepared and issued in August 2004 to all stakeholders for comments and suggestions.