Getting to know us
We believe that weak public oversight of resource allocation and budget management is one of the underlying causes of poverty, inequality and tension in Sierra Leone.
- Improving Economic Governance: Promoting public sector accountability, economic literacy and advocacy for reforms in the public and private sectors.
- Strengthening Political Governance: Supporting free, fair and peaceful elections including a credible population and housing census and local council planning.
- Promoting Sustainable Development: Monitoring post Ebola recovery investments, environmental programmes, inequality and inclusive growth and infrastructural development.
HOW WE MEASURE OUR PERFORMANCE
Over the last two years, we have strengthened our processes for monitoring and tracking the outcomes of our work – helping to inform future strategy and building the evidence base to demonstrate the importance of homegrown policy oriented research to the economy, national stability and institutional change.
Our History The concept of IGR emanated from the simple view that public policy discourse should be informed by evidence-based research and advocacy. In the relationships between governments in Sierra Leone and external partners and citizens, there is often the […]
Scholars have explained why political elites chose to distribute private goods such as financial bribes, cheap alcohol, drugs and food to voters instead of providing public goods such as access to quality health and education .
The Citizens’ Manifesto for Sierra Leone is a non-partisan public-interest initiative that unifies well-meaning civic leaders behind a document that provides space for ordinary people to have their priorities and expectations feed into manifestos of political parties.
Sharing information on Governance
CSO Press Release on the Detention of Mr. Edmond Abu (jr.)
A joint statement from three CSOs on the announcement made by Sierra Leone’s Electoral Commission on the 21st October stating the reintroduction of the District Block Proportional Representation for the conduct of the multi-tier elections in June next year. The statement conveys our hopes and fears and proffer advice on ways of ensuring greater inclusivity of citizen’s voices in the decisions on the electoral system and processes as well as addressing the concerns of opposition parties.
SierraPolls assessment and Citizens threat assessment.