We believe that weak institutions and unaccountable governance is greatly contributing to Sierra Leone’s failure in meeting most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by December 2015. Failures of essential services undermine public trust in working with government on the planned Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The start of the implementation of the 17 new global development goals in January 2016 coincides with the Post-Ebola recovery period and Sierra Leone might face an extremely difficult situation just as the start of the MDGs in 2000.
Our role in the implementation of the SDGs is to work with civil society and the media generate public interest in monitoring the goals and support institutional reforms to achieve results. Our campaign in the next four years will highlight the role of the environment, accountable governance and women in reducing extreme poverty and building prosperity.
We will monitor Ebola recovery projects implemented by government agencies and NGOs. We will document and share lessons in the fight against Ebola and work with other partners to advocate for the improvement of service delivery, including monitoring environmental programmes, inequality and inclusive growth and infrastructural development.
- Develop an annual service delivery index for local councils and MP constituencies in the area of healthcare, education, water and sanitation. Through the SDI results, IGR will provide vital information to enhance MPs oversight and scrutiny of the work of local councils in Sierra Leone’s post-Ebola recovery process. These indicators should enable the government, local administration and service providers to identify gaps and track progress in promoting inclusive growth.
- Produce policy briefs on the implementation of five SDGs goals
IGR will produce policy briefs on selected SGD including the environmental programmes, education, health, inequality and inclusive growth and infrastructural development
- Monitor post-Ebola recovery projects IGR will conduct high quality monitoring and evaluation of selected recovery projects. Our research, analysis and publications will seek to identify problems and accountability issues, as well as share success stories in the recovery projects. We shall interrogate international and national development strategies and government policy direction, and proffer alternatives.