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Sierra Leone

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Lara Taylor-Pearce on transparency and accountability in public financial management

In this interview with Sierra Leone's Auditor General, Lara Taylor-Pearce, we discussed the role of the audit office in ensuring transparency and accountability in public financial management and the associated challenges of trying to do so.
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Fighting corruption through music in Sierra Leone Interview with Emmerson Bockarie

Jamie Hitchen interviewed Sierra-Leonean singer Emmerson Bockarieon on his country, its corruption problem and the role music can play in raising awareness and changing attitudes
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Daily Maverick, 6 June 2016

Our Policy Researcher Jamie Hitchen’s blog ‘“More time”…to eat? Money and politics in Sierra Leone' was republished in the Daily Maverick.
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“More time”…to eat? Money and politics in Sierra Leone

Following his look at the street level view of corruption in Sierra Leone, Jamie Hitchen examines how corruption and politics are increasingly intertwined.
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Daily Maverick, 2 June 2016

Our Policy Researcher Jamie Hitchen's blog '“Kids in a sweet shop”: corruption in post-Ebola Sierra Leone' was republished in the Daily Maverick.
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“Kids in a sweet shop”: corruption in post-Ebola Sierra Leone

Jamie Hitchen, recently back from a trip to Sierra Leone, reflects on how a popular musician’s song about corruption has captured the mood of its citizens.
10 things to watch in Africa in 2016 by Africa Research Institute
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10 things to watch in Africa in 2016

Rising debt, the ever-growing prominence of social media and a battle for the soul of the ANC are just some of the things Jamie Hitchen and Nick Branson are expecting to see in Africa in the year ahead.
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Flooding in Freetown: a failure of planning?

In September 2015 floods in Freetown killed seven people and rendered several thousand homeless. Jamie Hitchen explores the systematic failings of city management that exacerbate the problems caused by heavy rainfall.