Sierra Leone: Business Guide

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Country Descriptions & Profiles

Note: Includes country profiles from several sources: Business Monitor International, Countrywatch Inc., Datamonitor, EIU, Global Insight, Going Global, Icon Group, OECD, and PRS Group. Select “Country Reports” from “Publications” column on the right. Highlights include:

Background Notes on Countries of the World: Sierra Leone
Published by the U.S. government, includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations, and travel/business information.

Sierra Leone Country Review
Annual CountryWatch publication, provides demographic, economic, business, and environmental data.

Finance, Trade, & Commerce

Doing Business. Benchmarking Business Regulations.

Produced by the World Bank, this database provides information on business regulations and their enforcement in many countries. Countries are ranked according to ease of doing business. The Doing Business Indicators are comparable across 175 economies: They include starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, enforcing contracts, paying taxes, protecting investors, and other indicators.

Note: The EIU database provides access to the Economist Intelligence Unit Publications such as the Country Reports. Each country page in the database provides forecast updates and featured analysis on economic and political events, as well as content pertaining to market opportunities, government regulations, and the financial services sector. Types of reports vary country by country. Type the country name into the search box and select the reports tab to access the latest country reports.

Global Edge: Sierra Leone

Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University (MSU-CIBER), globalEDGE contains country-specific news, statistics, history, economics, and government data.

Index of Economic Freedom: Sierra Leone

A resource from the Heritage Foundation evaluating the following areas: fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, trade/monetary policy, property rights, and regulations.

OECD iLibrary (2000)
Note: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development provides statistics and report on its 30 country members in addition to various reports, statistics and working papers covering macroeconomics, trade, education, development, science and innovation with approximately 70 countries it has relationships with. Content varies by country.

News

AllAfrica.com

News reports on Africa from African and international sources.

Statistics & Government Resources

Central Bank of Sierra Leone

The official website of the Central Bank of Sierra Leone includes information on currency rates, monetary policy, statistics, and much more.

Embassy of Sierra Leone in Washington D.C.

Information about business and investment in Sierra Leone. Also contains information about flora and fauna, education, travel and tourism, visas, immigration, history, geography, people, and culture.

Statistics Sierra Leone

Important social, economic, and cultural statistics about Sierra Leone.