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Sierra Leone’s Infrastructure : A Continental Perspective

ACCESS ROADS ACCESS TO ENERGY ACCESS TO SERVICES ACCESS TO WATER SUPPLY AIR AIR SAFETY AIR TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT AIRPORT AIRPORT ACCESSIBILITY AIRPORTS AIRWAYS ALLOCATING WATER RIGHTS AMOUNT OF POWER ARTERY AVAILABILITY BALANCE BANDWIDTH BIOMASS BOTTLENECKS BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY CABLE CAPITAL EXPENDITURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT CAPITAL INVESTMENTS CARGO CARGO HANDLING CARGO HANDLING CHARGE CARRIERS CARS CASH FLOW CHEAPER POWER CHILD MORTALITY CHILD MORTALITY RATES COLLECTION OF BILLS COMPETITIVE MARKETS CONCESSIONS COST OF POWER COST OF POWER PRODUCTION COST RECOVERY COST RECOVERY RATIO COSTS OF FUEL COSTS OF POWER CUBIC METER CUBIC METERS DEMAND FOR POWER DIESEL DIESEL GENERATORS DISCOUNT RATE DISTRIBUTION LOSSES DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS DRINKING WATER ECONOMIC CRISIS ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE EFFICIENCY POTENTIAL ELECTRICAL POWER ELECTRICITY ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION ELECTRICITY SECTOR ELECTRICITY TARIFFS ELECTRIFICATION END USERS EXTENSIVE REHABILITATION EXTERNAL FINANCING FERRIES FISCAL POLICIES FIXED CHARGES FIXED WIRELESS FOREIGN INVESTMENT FUEL FUEL CHARGES FUEL CONSUMPTION FUEL COSTS FUEL PRICES GASOLINE GENERATING CAPACITY GENERATION GENERATION CAPACITY GENERATION COSTS GENERATORS GROWTH RATES HIGHWAY HOUSEHOLDS HYDRO PLANT HYDRO POWER HYDROELECTRIC POTENTIAL HYDROELECTRIC POWER HYDROPOWER HYDROPOWER GENERATION HYDROPOWER PLANT INCUMBENT OPERATOR INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING INFRASTRUCTURES INLAND WATERWAYS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL INVESTMENT COST INVESTMENT COSTS INVESTMENT TARGETS INVESTOR PROTECTION KILOWATT-HOUR LENGTH OF ROAD LEVIES LOCAL CAPACITY MAINTENANCE COSTS MARITIME TRANSPORT MARKET ACCESS MARKET CONCENTRATION MINERAL RESOURCES MONOPOLY SUPPLIER MORTALITY RATE MORTALITY RATES MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES O&M OIL OIL FIRM OIL PRICES OIL RESERVES OPEN ACCESS OPERATIONAL COSTS OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE PASSENGERS PAYMENT OF BILLS PERFORMANCE DATA PETROLEUM POPULATION DENSITY POPULATION GROWTH PORT CHARGES POWER POWER CABLES POWER COSTS POWER DEMAND POWER GENERATION POWER GENERATION CAPACITY POWER GRID POWER PRODUCTION POWER SECTOR POWER SHORTAGES POWER STATION POWER SYSTEMS PRICE ADJUSTMENTS PRIVATE PARTICIPATION PRIVATE SECTOR PROVISION OF WATER PROVISION OF WATER SUPPLY PUBLIC PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE PUBLIC INVESTMENT PUBLIC ROADS PUBLIC SECTOR PUBLIC SERVICE PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY PUBLIC UTILITIES RAIL RAILWAY REGIONAL TRANSIT REVENUE COLLECTION ROAD ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE ROAD MAINTENANCE ROAD NETWORK ROAD SECTOR ROAD TRAFFIC ROADS ROUTE RURAL ROADS SAFETY SANITARY FACILITIES SANITATION SANITATION COVERAGE SANITATION FACILITIES SANITATION SECTOR SANITATION STRATEGY SANITATION UTILITIES SAVINGS SERVICE DELIVERY SHARE OF REVENUES SPEEDS SURFACE SOURCES SURFACE WATER SUSTAINABLE SANITATION TAX TAXATION TELECOMMUNICATIONS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES THERMAL PLANTS THERMAL POWER TOWNS TRAFFIC LEVELS TRANSMISSION LINE TRANSPARENCY TRANSPORT AUTHORITY TRANSPORT INDICATORS TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORT MARKET TRANSPORT QUALITY TRANSPORT SECTOR TRANSPORT USERS TRUCK PROCESSING UNDERGROUND URBAN AREAS URBAN ROAD URBAN ROADS URBAN SANITATION URBAN WATER URBANIZATION UTILITY MANAGEMENT VEHICLES VOICE TELEPHONY VOLTAGE WATER COMPANY WATER CONSUMPTION WATER DISTRIBUTION WATER INFRASTRUCTURE WATER RESOURCES WATER SECTOR WATER SERVICE WATER SERVICES WATER TARIFFS WATER USAGE WATER UTILITIES WEALTH WELLS
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Africa | Africa | West Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Sierra Leone
2012-03-19T18:03:10Z | 2012-03-19T18:03:10Z | 2011-06-01

Infrastructure development in Sierra Leone contributed about half a percentage point to the economy's per capita growth rate in 2003-07. But if Sierra Leone could upgrade its infrastructure to the level of the best performer in Africa, per capita growth rates could be boosted by more than three percentage points. After nine years of peace, economic activity is flourishing at every level in Sierra Leone. But the 11-year civil war destroyed the country's infrastructure, and rebuilding the road network and ports while improving the electrical, water, and telecommunications infrastructure is proving difficult. Looking ahead, expanding electrification is a top priority because current access levels, at only 1-5 percent of the urban population and 0 percent in rural areas, are impeding other development. The water and sanitation sector faces similar challenges, as only 1 percent of the rural population has access to piped water. Sierra Leone has been spending about $134 million annually on infrastructure in recent years. About $66 million is lost each year to inefficiencies. Comparing spending needs against existing spending and potential efficiency gains leaves an annual funding gap of $59 to $278 million per year. If savings from greater efficiency could be fully captured, Sierra Leone would not meet its posited infrastructure targets for another 30 years. Sierra Leone needs to make difficult decisions about the prioritization of infrastructure investments and must think strategically about bundling and sequencing investments for maximum returns.

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