What is the 11th EDF National Indicative Programme for Sierra Leone?
The 11th EDF National Indicative Programme for Sierra Leone outlines the main focal sectors of the EU development cooperation with the Government of Sierra Leone during the period 2014-2020 under the 11th European Development Fund.
What are the focal sectors?
The four focal sectors determined by the Government of Sierra Leone and the EU are Governance and civil society, Education, agriculture and a Specific Transport Intervention (this ad-hoc intervention is completing the last segment of the EU-funded Conakry-Freetown-Monrovia highway (Bandajuma to Moa River bridge).
Governance and civil society: Work in this sector will support the overall improvement of the public sector management both in terms of finance management, including revenue generation, and the fight against corruption. It will also address the ability to deliver services as well as focus on the consolidation of peace, democracy, the rule of law and security.
Education: Work in this sector will focus on making education more equitable and accessible; improving student learning and making it more relevant; reforming Technical Vocation and Educational Training (TVET) and skills development; and strengthening education governance.
Agriculture: The EU support will contribute to the preparation and implementation of a comprehensive National Food Security Strategy (along with the support to smallholders-intensive high value-added crops) in the framework of the protection and restoration of critical ecosystems. It should address Sierra Leone’s capacity to increase food supply through agriculture intensification, value addition and protection of the ecosystems, and to improve resilience to financial and environmental shocks and negative trends. A particular focus should be placed on protective measures and social transfers for the most vulnerable groups in rural and urban population.
Infrastructure: This is an ad-hoc intervention will complete the last segment of the EU-funded Conakry-Freetown-Monrovia highway (Bandajuma to Moa River bridge).
What financial resources have been made available by the EU for programmes in the four focal sectors?
The EU is supporting work in these sectors in Sierra Leone with an amount of €376 million to cover macroeconomic support, sectoral policies, programmes and projects.