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Sub-Saharan Africa
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SLE
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Africa
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Republic of Sierra Leone

The trend for conducting rigorous impact evaluations of development interventions has prompted many researchers to start looking more closely at public works programmes (PWPs). This study identifies design and implementation features that contribute to programme success or failure, highlighting which PWP model is appropriate in what context and why linkages to broader graduation strategies and other interventions are important.

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Microcredit has received substantial attention because of its promising potential to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular poverty alleviation, woman empowerment and decent work opportunities (self-employment). However, its effectiveness has been exclusively evaluated in terms of relieving external constraints of the poor, such as a lack of financial capital for business development. Our study is the first that examines whether and to what extent microcredit can reduce internal psychological constraints.

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As a first step in assisting its client countries to close this identity gap, the World Bank Group’s ID4D initiative conducts Identity Management Systems Analyses (IMSAs) to evaluate countries’ identity ecosystems and facilitate collaboration with governments for future work. To date, analyses have been conducted in 17 African countries, including Botswana, Chad, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Zambia.

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About 34,000 vulnerable rural households in Sierra Leone will benefit from a new US$72.6 million project that aims to improve food and nutrition security and raise the incomes of smallholder farmers by modernizing agriculture, increasing production and developing markets. The financing agreement for the Agricultural Value Chain Development Project (AVDP) was signed by correspondence by Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of IFAD and Jacob Jusu Saffa, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

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Do Public Works Programmes Work? Design and implementation features for programme success

The trend for conducting rigorous impact evaluations of development interventions has prompted many researchers to start looking more closely at public works programmes (PWPs). This systematic review summarises lessons of all robust impact evaluations conducted in low and lower middle income countries in Africa and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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The trend for conducting rigorous impact evaluations of development interventions has prompted many researchers to start looking more closely at public works programmes (PWPs). This policy brief summarises lessons of impact evaluations conducted in low and lower middle income countries in Africa and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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This mapping report gives an overview of nine social protection programmes for people with disabilities. The programmes are all run by governments of low income or lower middle income states in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Many of the programmes have been established within the last decade, for example in Uganda, Kenya and Indonesia, and may still be in trial and error mode. Others are due to be re-designed within the coming year, such as the programmes of Sierra Leone and Bangladesh.

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To support many of those hit by the emergency, nearly two thousand affected households have been directly supported with cash to rebuild their lives, delivered through mobile money transfers, funded by UK aid from the British people (also known as DFID). The project was led by the Government’s National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA), with technical support from UNICEF and the World Food Programme, and support from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

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The aim of this report is to understand the challenges and opportunities of social protection systems in OIC member countries. This is achieved by exploring the coverage of the social protection programmes at various levels or stages of economic development. The objectives of this report are to: i. provide a detailed audit of social protection strategies, policies and institutions in the OIC member countries ii. map out the social and economic situation of vulnerable groups in OIC members states iii.

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